You Missed It! The Blog Life University Conference Recap #BLU16

You should have been there! The Blog Life University Conference Recap from Kendra at #BLU16

A few weeks ago, I shared that I was going to the Blog Life University Conference as an ambassador. Well coming back from it, I want to share just two of the things I learned and just how wonderful of a conference it was. These are really just the technical highlights from the most common issues that are facing me and most of the bloggers I know. The biggest questions I went in with from looking at the agenda/speakers were: 1) What changes are happening with Pinterest and why is it impacting me … [Read more...]

Need a Massage? Groupon to the Rescue!

Groupon Massages

          I need a massage. However you choose to say it, self-care, a spa day or well-deserved treat, I know that I’m in need of a serious relaxation that will include a massage and will be using Groupon to help me find the perfect one! It might sound a little unique to use them for a health and beauty service but I’ve used Groupon more than once over the years to find awesome salons, nail shops and even massage therapists. Over the last month, … [Read more...]

Celebrate National Friendship Day & Connect Better

Celebrate National Friendship Day & Connect Better!

Being a good friend can sometimes be a challenge at this point in my life. I’ve spent a lot of time traveling this summer and when I haven’t been gone, I’m trying to catch up on the things that I’ve missed while being gone. Not to mention, I’m always busy with my family and working…so that I have to admit I’ve been sending messages to friends saying “we need to connect”. FTD was so kind as to help me out with by reminding me that August 7 is National Friendship Day and it’s the perfect reason … [Read more...]

Crayola Experience Minneapolis: What to Know Before You Visit

All of

During our summer visit to Minnesota, my sons and two nephews were thrilled to be among the first visitors to the new Crayola Experience Minneapolis located in the Mall of America. My son declared that it was the favorite part of his six-day visit and with all the things we did there, I’m pretty sure you can guess why. Crayola Experience is a perfectly named attraction. It is an experience built around all things Crayola that we love at home from the traditional Crayola crayons to Crayola … [Read more...]

Ice Age: Collision Course Movie Review

Ice Age Collison Course

My family was recently invited to an advance screening of the newest Ice Age: Collison Course and we loved it! All of our favorite characters are back including Scrat the squirrel and his love for the elusive acorn, Manny, Ellie and Peaches, Sid and Diego. This time Scrat is the one who’s responsible for the confusion that threatens the planet and the herd has to make correct his mistake. There are a few new characters as well for us to love and there’s even a wedding in the works! My 8 year … [Read more...]

Why Non-Bloggers Should Attend a Blog Conference – #BlogHer16

Why Non-Bloggers Should Attend a Blog Conference

I feel like all non-bloggers should attend at least one blog conference ever. I’d love for you to attend more than one but with at least one, you’ll get an understanding why I love them so much! I’ve been relatively quiet when it comes to my blog conference travel because we’ve had a busy year personally off the blog but I’m going to the biggest one of the year, #BlogHer16 in a few weeks! I’m so excited because while it is professional development for bloggers, I come back with even more from … [Read more...]

Mid Summer Girls Night Out Strawberry Mojito – #UltimateRecipeChallenge

Mid-Summer Girls Night Out Strawberry Mojito

Summer for my family is almost over because my children are going back to school in a few short weeks. We've traveled a good deal, we've been to the amusement parks, celebrated a few birthdays and after spending every day with my little people, I need a break! Enter Mid-Summer Girls Night Out Strawberry Mojito! I had a few friends over an impromptu get together last week and this was the result. (Sorry because it was impromptu, I don't have the pictures to prove it.) This wasn't the planned … [Read more...]