Vera Bradley, Disney team up for a new line of bags

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I was unable to be at this launch this morning, and asked fellow blogger Meagan Goepferich to cover it for me. I'm a longtime Vera fan, and I can't wait to get my hands on this line! You can follow Meagan over on her blog, More Than a Coupon … [Continue reading]

Sneak peek at Disney’s Princess Fairytale Hall

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  Those beloved Disney Princesses will have a new place to greet guests at the Magic Kingdom in just two days. Princess Fairytale Hall opens on Sept. 18. I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek inside the new Fantasyland venue over the … [Continue reading]

Cute Video: Kmart Presents ‘My Limo’ #KmartBackToSchool

Have you seen this new Kmart video? It features Da Rich Kidzz performing their original song "My Limo," all about riding the school bus in style. My daughter and I have been enjoying watching this video! I think it's fun and a positive way to get … [Continue reading]

Enter the Nutrisystem #FuelABetterYou sweepstakes

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nutrisystem, Inc. for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Nutrisystem is offering a sweepstakes with great prizes this summer called the Nutrisystem Fuel A Better You Sweepstakes. I … [Continue reading]

Video: What to wear to a water park


What should you wear for a day at the water park? Here's my "get real" take on what to look for: … [Continue reading]

Tom Hanks as Walt Disney revealed in movie still

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  Filming wrapped on "Saving Mr. Banks" last month, and now we are seeing the first still from the movie's production, featuring Tom Hanks playing Walt Disney. The movie also stars Emma Thompson as author P.L. Travers, whose novel was … [Continue reading]

Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial video


Holiday World is a fun theme park destination that many Midwestern families visit each summer. The park in Southern Indiana is one of my family's favorites. But did you know that just a few miles away from summer fun is a historic site that your kids … [Continue reading]

Carowinds 40th anniversary party starts June 1


Carowinds opened to a crowd of 3,000 people dressed in bell bottoms and mini skirts on June 2, 1973. All summer long, the Charlotte, N.C., theme park will be celebrating its 40th anniversary, and the party kicks off on June 1 with a full day of … [Continue reading]

Top 10 packing tips for a Disney Fantasy cruise

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Is tonight formal or semi-formal? What's the dress code in that dining room? What kind of shoes am I going to need? Those are just some of the questions that swirled in my mind before I packed my family for our first Disney cruise. Now that I'm on … [Continue reading]

Getting to know Miami, Florida: Highlights and Alternatives


While sun-kissed beaches and family-themed amusement parks are Florida’s universal attractions, Miami has become a popular hotspot for all types of holiday seekers. Art and culture lovers, foodies and nightlife aficionados have put Miami on the map … [Continue reading]