5 Ways a Royal Caribbean Cruise Will Turn a Shy Girl Into a ‘Fly Girl’ #SeastheDay

Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas

Recently, I embarked on a journey across the ocean, into the not-so-deep Mexico.  I call it a Brandcation, but you'd probably know it better as a cruise.  More specifically, it was a Royal Caribbean cruise on the Liberty of the Seas ship.  Thanks to the fabulous sponsor, Royal Caribbean, I had the opportunity to sail away on a 5 day/4 night cruise, … [Read more...]

Brandcation – Sail Away with 40 Bloggers as We #SeastheDay on the Royal Caribbean

Liberty of the Seas - Royal Caribbean

Sounds pretty amazing huh?  One of the reasons I quit going to several of the blogging conferences, was the fact that they are becoming so huge and impersonal. It got to where everyone was avoiding the conference itself and just networking on the side, because we all know what kind of connections can be made through those small, intimate meetups.  … [Read more...]

HOT NEWS! Diagon Alley Expansion at Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Diagon Alley

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter –  The Diagon Alley expansion looks amazing y'all!!  It will be located within Universal Orlando’s second theme park, Universal Studios.   Holy cow, the details are incredible.  No joke! Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts and New Diagon Alley Harry Potter fans have got to be super excited to … [Read more...]

Me and Garth Brooks, on Music Row #BlameItAllOnMyRoots

selfie with Garth Brooks

I never thought anything would top my Shaq story, but bygolly, Garth Brooks did!  As one of the official Moms in the Walmart Mom Blogger program, we have the opportunity to do a lot of neat things, and hangin' with Garth Brooks was one of them.   I don't know how Garth felt, but I totally felt like I was part of the family!  SELFIE! The reason … [Read more...]

Traveling with Contigo, My New Best Friend {Giveaway}


Do you ever fall in love with a product so much that you refuse to leave the house without it?  Well, that's me and Contigo.  I bet we have gone through hundreds of water bottles and travel mugs over the years because they leak, don't keep things warm (or cold), and are cheaply made.  I absolutely believe you get what you pay for in this … [Read more...]

THIS is Why Tire Safety is So Important


A few weeks ago, I had the awesome opportunity to attend a Cooper Tire event in San Antonio.   I was particularly interested in this event for a couple of reasons; 1)I love auto stuff!! Tires, cars, everything. and 2) I know what a blowout can cause.   Ladies, don't skim this post. Read it, educate yourself, and know your tires! I think that … [Read more...]

There is Something to Be Said About Mom 2.0


As a dinosaur in blog land, I've attended many conferences & events.  When you've been blogging for seven years, you've heard it all, been there/done that, and seen everything.  That's not entirely true but that was how it came to feel over the years.  So what did I do?  I quit going.  I focused on family and did my own thing, but there's … [Read more...]

Carnival Cruise Planning – Honduras, Belize, Cozumel


A good while back, my family was offered a cruise.  We turned it down, regrettably.  My boys, at the time, couldn't grip the idea of being on a huge boat in the middle of the ocean. Over the last year or so, I think they wish they had gone.  I know I do.  Since my husband felt bad about us not going, he agreed to swoop me away to the romantic … [Read more...]

If I Were Taking a Cruise on the Carnival Magic, What Would I Need to Know?


Everyone I know that has been on a cruise, loves them.  LOVES THEM. Since I've never been on one, I don't know what to imagine but I do like to prepare. I'm a little OCD like that.   January 30th, 2013 will be our 20th anniversary and I plan on taking a cruise that week with my handsome cowboy.   We are looking at the Carnival Magic that will leave … [Read more...]

Walmart Shareholder’s Meeting 2012 Recap


Just like the last two years, Walmart invited me to the Walmart Shareholders Meeting.  The misconception is that it's tons of fun because of the entertainment parts of the actual meeting but in truth, there's a lot more to it. Upon our first day of arrival, we tour layout centers to see the new and hot items for Fall and 2013.  We provide … [Read more...]

They Do More Than Just Leave the Light On for You

holiday inn bathroom

I mentioned that GM gave us a loaner for our trip to Arlington to see Joyce Meyer but I haven't shared where we stayed yet (or even the Joyce Meyer stuff yet). The generous folks at Holiday Inn provided us with a lovely room for our stay.  I really liked the location because it was right next to an IHOP and easy access to the loop and a main street … [Read more...]

A Look at the 2012 Chevy Traverse and the Women In It

2012 Chevy Traverse

GM was kind enough to allow me and my friends to drive a 2012 Chevy Traverse to the Joyce Meyer conference.  It was a 4 hour drive from Sweetwater to Arlington and one that caused me asthma issues due to constant laughing.  It was awesome.  The two ladies on the left rode with me, along with another gal.  I'm thinking the electraflying hair will be … [Read more...]

When Taking a Road Trip…..

Oh yes, it's that oh so fun time when we take road trips with our kids.  Yay.  Can't you tell I'm overjoyed by the very thought of it?  ha!  Anyways, I thought I'd share some tips and have-to's when taking your next road trip. I'm also sharing the importance of roadside assistance with you below. It's something that will give you peace of mind and … [Read more...]

Will Smith Touched My Arm

I recently had the chance to attend the annual Walmart Shareholders Meeting 2011.  It's definitely not what most of you might think. It's actually fun, informative, and my favorite is getting to hear the stories of the associates.   Last year was absolutely inspiring and this year was super cool. First, I want to tell you that Walmart does not … [Read more...]