Dec 29, 2013My mother is very superstitious. I don’t consider myself to be. However, I intentionally don’t walk under ladders, and I might worry a bit if I broke a mirror.
Here we are, the New Year is upon us. Every year,…~300 words
Dec 28, 2013A couple years ago, we made a rookie move. We visited Disneyland during New Year’s weekend. It was cold and wet and very crowded. Not only was it crowded, but the park reached capacity each day rather quickly.
When we…~300 words
Dec 2, 2013I’m so excited that I finally get share my new book with you. 101 Disneyland Tips is now available for purchase in paperback, Kindle, and other eBook reader editions.
Back in September, I started a 30 Days of Disneyland Tips…~400 words
Nov 24, 2013Every year, I host a cookie exchange. I make the same cookie every year. This year, I wanted to come up with something that would really “wow” the crowd. It’s a tough crowd. These women bring it. I’ve seen cookies…~600 words
Nov 14, 2013Yesterday I had the privilege of getting a tour of the new American Girl Store at the Stanford Shopping Center. Not knowing much about American Girl, I didn’t really understand the popularity of the brand until I experienced it first-hand.…~600 words
Nov 11, 2013I’m having a hard time believing it’s fall already. Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away, so I thought it might be a good time to learn (again) how to cook a turkey. My mother has been trying to teach…~600 words
Oct 29, 2013This time of year, I really like to be in the kitchen. I love to bake. Getting out my grandmother’s recipes brings back wonderful memories of her. She taught me a lot of what I know. One of my favorite…~500 words
Oct 22, 2013Disney Animation has been hard at work this year producing an entirely new set of short cartoons. Our family loves watching these short bursts of themed shorts featuring some of our favorite characters.~200 words
Oct 3, 2013The Wizard of Oz has been a family favorite of ours for years. We remember sitting in front of the television as kids and watching this classic all the way through. In fact, our family will be dressing up as…~200 words
Sep 30, 2013September is coming to a close, and I’m up to my neck in Fall-related projects. I’m so excited for what’s ahead, but I still have a lot of work to do. Instead of worrying about it, I’m going to put…~300 words
Sep 30, 2013Recently I had the honor of being on Mom Talk Radio with Maria Bailey. I was on the “Spotlight on Moms” segment talking about my blog, the recent launch of my newsletter, and of course, Disneyland.
Maria Bailey is…~100 words
Aug 6, 2013This summer, Emma spent two weeks at Camp Galileo. This was the first year we explored our options for a summer activity. With Emma starting Kindergarten this year, we wanted her to have a new experience that might help…~300 words
Aug 5, 2013I blinked and this year was over. Just like that, preschool is over. I have so many emotions over my daughter starting Kinder this year. When my husband said, “we will no longer be her number one influencers anymore,” things…~100 words
Jul 15, 2013Ever since my daughter started pre-school, she’s come home with her face painted several times a month. Emma loves to have her face painted. Loves it. She would rather use her spending money on face painting than chocolate. I…~100 words
Jul 11, 2013Are you a runner? I’m certainly not, but I’m a huge Disney fan and I’m willing to try anything once. When I saw several people talking about runDisney, I had no idea what they were talking about. It wasn’t long…~200 words
Jun 12, 2013We’ve walked down Main Street, USA countless times. Each time we pass the Silhouette Studio, I think to myself that we should have Emma’s portrait done. But we pass it by each time, in a hurry to get to something…~300 words
May 29, 2013I need a tissue. Our little girl just graduated from pre-school this past weekend. For some, this isn’t a big deal. For me, it’s a turning point. I’m seeing her grow up so fast, and I don’t know how to…~88 words
May 23, 2013I’ve loved Fleetwood Mac as long as I can remember. Stevie Nicks still has it after all these years. The guys, they aren’t so bad either. One of my Life List goals was to see Fleetwood Mac, live. Last night,…~50 words
May 16, 2013In March, Disney California Adventure changed the The Disney Junior – Live on Stage! show. The Disney Junior – Live on Stage! show has always been a favorite for us. Emma was thrilled to hear Sofia the First and Doc …~200 words