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Found: The Ultimate in Las Vegas Luxury

I’ve never had any desire to visit Las Vegas, only knowing the city as an adult’s playground. I wasn’t turned off by the idea but it wasn’t a place I would pick for a vacation destination either. Imagine my surprise when I was invited out to experience The Wynn Las Vegas …


Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is A Quirky New Adventure From Tina Fey

This month Netflix debuted the first season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Brought to us from “30 Rock” executive producers, Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, the comedy series follows Kimmy Schmidt, one of four women rescued from a doomsday cult. She decides to start her life over as a nanny for an Upper …


4 of the Best Places To Eat In Kauai For A Truly Diverse Experience

One of the strongest reflections of any culture, any place, is it’s cuisine. With it’s distinct asian influences, Polynesian staples and penchant for fresh, locally sourced ingredients, the island of Kauai is a haven for foodies and casual travelers alike. Take a tour with me along the island’s coast as …


Sharp AQUOS Crystal: The Android Smartphone with an Edgeless Screen

A common comparison between smartphones these days is screen size. Bigger screen normally means bigger device, but what happens when you get rid of the border around the screen? You get the Sharp AQUOS Crystal, with an eye catching unique, edgeless design featuring a 5.0 inch screen that stretches along three edges …


3 Positive Messages For Kids from Disney Planes: Fire and Rescue

One of the things I love about Disney movies is that they’re packed with positive messages to young viewers. In an age where kids have access to some truly questionable programming, its a relief to know exactly what you’re getting with a Disney movie. What really got me about Disney …


How To Host The Perfect Pirate Party

Whether you’re thinking of an activity to pass a long summer day or planning the perfect birthday party we have thought of everything you need to host the Perfect Pirate Party for a Platoon of Powerful Pirates (say that 10x fast). Invitations When you’re creating your invitations pay special attention …


Kids View: New Let’s Imagine Elmo with Friends

This weekend my Mom let me have an awesome party. I got to invite over four of my cousins and two friends too. It wasn’t a birthday party, or even a Halloween party, it was something much better – a toy party! My favorite person, he is like Santa but he drives a …

FamilyHealth and FitnessTech

4 Ways The LeapBand Activity Tracker Makes Fitness Fun

According to the CDC, approximately 17%  of children and adolescents aged 2—19 years are obese. That’s 12.7 million kids. There are numerous health risks associated with obesity at a young age including: increased risk of heart disease high blood pressure diabetes breathing problems trouble sleeping But what really kills me is …


Where To Stay In Alaska: Large Waterfall Resort or Quaint Steamboat Bay?

When people think of Alaska the images they conjure up tend to differ. Some think of a mother moose and her calf, some picture glaciers and mountains, others imagine days spent boating and fishing King Salmon, Halibut and Rock Fish. If it’s any of the above, then Waterfall Resort and Steamboat …


Possibly The Only Carseat You Will Ever Want or Need

At four years old, Maddilyn has already been through five carseats and let me tell you, they aren’t cheap! We started with the traditional infant carrier. It was cute and flowery but quickly outgrown and a baby with milk intolerance did not leave it nearly as pretty as when we started. …


A Childs Perspective on The VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch

So my mom brought home another “surprise” for me. She called it a present and I knew right away it was not, in fact, a present. Presents are what you get on holidays and your birthday. You open them and play with them. The End. What she usually brings me …


The NEW 2015 Hyundai Sonata Offers Something For Everyone

A few weeks ago, my plane touched down in Montgomery, Alabama for the media introduction of the New 2015 Hyundai Sonata. In addition to spending a few hours and a couple hundred miles getting to know the Sonata, I also got the unique opportunity to tour the Hyundai Plant, just …


Sheshco Mediterranean Grill Offers Delicious Cuisine

Grand Rapids is one of Michigan’s most vibrant and rich cities. It’s cultural events, world-renown art, museums and historical sites  give the city a special place in my heart. Every year we attend both the Art Festival and Comedy Festival. As a family we love to sneak down for the zoo, …


5 Changes to The Galaxy S5 That Users Will Love

I received my Samsung Galaxy S4 about a year ago and from that point on, I was a loyal Galaxy user. I shared it with friends, I bragged it up – I even converted both of my sisters. So you can imagine my excitement when I recieved the Samsung Galaxy …


The Safest Kids Mode Of Any Phone Yet #GalaxyS5

Coming from the Samsung Galaxy S4, I knew there would be many new things to love about the Samsung Galaxy S5 – its water resistance, S Health, and Multi-Tasking Features just to name a few. But I was most interested in Kids Mode. My daughter is a tech savvy four …


Epiphanie Camera Bag is a Photographers Best Accessory

If you have ever been to a purse party, bridal shower or baby shower you’ve probably played the game “Whats In Your Bag?” The winner is always the person who seems to carry everything in their bag. Well, meet that person. I can’t carry anything smaller than a shoulder bag because it ends …