Monthly Archive:: August 2012


I Was Transformed for the Disney Consumer Product’s Glamorous Cinderella Showcase Dinner

I don’t get pampered very often, at least not lavishly.  (My husband does a great job with the day-to-day stuff, don’t get me wrong!).  It wasn’t long ago that I shared with you that I got my second pedicure ever in my life.  I didn’t get another one while in LA, but


What DisneyNature’s Chimpanzee Taught Me About Family

My daughter was excited to watch monkeys on the television at home.  She had a much better view with DisneyNature’s Chimpanzee than she gets at the zoo.  She giggled in delight at Oscar’s antics and asked what happened when his mama didn’t return.  I didn’t think I’d get so choked up over


My Amusing Toddler – A Random Collection

As Rissa grows I keep finding new stages of her life that I enjoy. I’m really liking this almost-2-years-old stage right now because of how verbal she is, her ability to retell events, and her overall silliness. I wanted to share a random collection of Rissa with all of you! She’ll wear


Enjoying Disneyland and Cars Land While Pregnant #DisneyInHomeBloggers

Disclosure: I visited the above Disney Parks as part of an all expense paid press trip. No other compensation was provided. All thoughts and magical moments are my own! I can hardly believe I was just at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure last week. I have never been to Disneyland before and


Disney Movie Marathon With Mice, Cats, Tigger and More on Bluray!

 Would you believe me if I told you we love Disney movies?  Okay, so maybe that’s a silly question.  There are lots of families that are Disney fans and one of the fun parts of this is to collect their movies.  Sometimes I get frustrated with the titles going into The Vault but


WW: If You Give a Toddler a Camera Phone…

You get a ton of pictures like these…


Join us for the #iTikesTour Twitter Party on 8/30 9-10 pm EST

Get ready to be introduced to the hottest new toys to hit stores in the coming months! iTikes are an interactive line of toys that inspire kids to learn, discover and be creative. They can be used on their own or with your iPhone, iPod or iPad. iTikes is celebrating their launch with the


Tiny Love 3-in-1 Rocker Napper Giveaway (US) Ends 9/10/12

After reading my 3 reasons for loving the Tiny Love 3-in-1 Rocker Napper, I bet you would like one too, right? Whether you want one for yourself or to gift to someone you know, Tiny Love is offering a giveaway to one of my U.S. readers! Prize! Tiny Love 3-in-1 Rocker Napper


3 Reasons Why I Love the Tiny Love 3-in-1 Rocker Napper

When I was preparing for Rissa’s arrival, I didn’t really know what I was doing.  I pretended I knew and tried to do research.  Well, let’s just say that was both helpful and not-so-helpful.  Between unsolicited advice, long answers, no real answers, strong opinions, and reading a ton of internet reviews my


Push Present Ideas for New Moms: Jewelry From Juno Lucina

Have you ever heard of a push present or a push gift?  I hadn’t until recently when I was contacted by Juno Lucina asking if I was interested in working with them.  Admittedly I felt silly not knowing what a push gift was since I’m pregnant with my second child.  I thought


“Over the Moon: The Broadway Lullaby Project” The Children’s Book That Supports Breast Cancer Charities

Every now and then I come across something that really resonates with me on an emotional level.  Learning about Over the Moon: The Broadway Lullaby Project is one of those things.  It combines the importance of reading and music for children with the need to support breast cancer research.  Cancer in general has


Remembering My Old Dogs on National Dog Day

Today is National Dog Day so I wanted to take a moment to remember the dogs I used to have in my life. We only have cats now, but my pets are always a part of the family. Squirt Squirt was my first dog. I got him after my hamsters died due


Pregnancy Journal: Week 25!

One more week closer! This past week flew by with my trip to LA. Boy, travel is extra draining while preggo. And what is with people (especially on planes) expecting me to suck it in to get around them in the aisle to go to the bathroom? Dude, I can’t suck in


Rissa’s Thoughts on Dora’s Fantastic Gymnastics Adventure and Winx Club: The Secret of the Lost Kingdom Movie

Soon I can hope to interview Rissa about some of the shows she watches and toys she plays with.  Her vocabulary continues to grow by leaps and bounds to where we can have little conversations.  Sure, she doesn’t speak in complete sentences yet, but boy can she string together enough words to


BRAVE on Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D & DVD Combo Pack in November!

It feels like BRAVE was just released in the theaters not too long ago and I’m excited that it is coming out so soon!  It’s kind of amusing because I was chatting it up with a fellow movie lover on my flight to Los Angeles Wednesday morning (8/22) and she guessed that


Cool Treats for Summer: Fun With Snow Cones!

I really try to limit sugary snacks for my toddler, but she does get them now and again.  One of her favorite treats this summer is freeze pops.  She loves picking out a color.  Unfortunately, she has a hard time picking out just one… “What color do you want?” Rissa: “Green.” “You


WW: Purple Toes!

While getting ready for my trip to LA I just had to reprint my nails. Rissa decided she wanted purple toes too! I wasn’t planning to start painting her nails so young…I mean she can’t even hold still for me to clip her nails. But, she was being so cute about it.


6 Disney Movies Released Today to Add to Your Collection!

We love Disney movies and have been building our collection for years.  It’s amazing just how many films there are and I love sharing the classics with my daughter!  Today, August 21st, several titles are being released on Bluray combo packs that you won’t want to miss! Aristocats Order on Amazon The


Aquaphor Lip Repair & $50 Visa GC Giveaway (US) Ends 9/4/12

Prize! $50 Visa gift card, Aquaphor Lip Repair + PROTECT with Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Thank you to Aquaphor for providing this prize! Giveaway! (Ends 9/4/12 – US only) Log into the Rafflecopter form either with your Facebook account OR just name & email (this will help it remember if you entered


Keeping My Lips Kissable

As a mom, it’s important to protect my lips.  I need them to dole out lots of kisses… some for booboos, some for love, and some just for fun.  Now that my daughter likes giving out her own hugs and kisses (and will ask for them too which melts my heart) it seems