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“Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.”– Buddha

No secret, I LOVE to try new things. Mostly I find things on my own that I want to share with you because I think they’re neat, and sometimes companies send me things to test – in which case, I’ll always let you know that’s what’s up, (trust me when I say that I decline more than I will accept), but in either instance, be assured that when I give you my opinion on something, it is heartfelt.

 

Audiobooks We LOVE!

The Cupcake and I are ROAD WARRIORS, so we really enjoy audiobooks together. (And, she doesn’t like reading chapter books.) Here’s a list of our favorite series and authors (yes, I’ve left a few off that we didn’t care for) – most of which we checked out from the...

BLOOM by Alli K Designs

This post is in collaboration with Alli K Design. I was provided a review copy of her newest book. All opinions are my own.  I met Alli at my favorite boutique. She was just a student back then, but it was clear that she had a  flair for design and how it...

Book Review: The Property Brothers’ “It Takes Two: Our Story”

Celebrity does not easily sway my kid. I’m pretty sure that’s a good thing. Occasionally, I will  toss out an opportunity for my daughter to meet someone that she might consider somewhat of a role model, only to learn she is SO not impressed. However, she is a bit of...

The Secret: Dare to Dream Review

It was great to see Katie Holmes in a leading role again. Haven’t we all been curious about how she’s been doing life since her break up with Tom Cruise, which seems like eons ago, and yet just yesterday? Katie’s new movie, The Secret: Dare to Dream, is a heartwarming...

Superpower Dogs 3D at Perot Museum

Discover the inspiring true story of extraordinary dogs and their life-saving superpowers at Superpower Dogs 3D at Perot Museum. Journey around the globe and meet remarkable dogs who save lives and discover the powerful bond they share with their human partners.

8 fun soccer movies for girls

Good gosh, it took a long time to get that school year done with, yes? Now that summer officially here and the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France just around the corner, the conditions are perfect to go all in for soccer a go-go. If you have a soccer-crazy daughter like...

Silvercar by Audi Review – Luxury car rental experience

What is Silvercar by Audi? I always check my American Express for offers when I’m renting cars, looking for a discount on one of the big three (Hertz, Avis, Budget). The only car rental offer I found was for something I’d never heard of, “Silvercar by Audi.” Hmmm. I...

Driving the Chevy Traverse Premier

This post is sponsored by Chevy who provided me a 2018 Chevy Traverse Premier to test drive for a week for my honest review. All opinions are my own.  "Hi, this is Doug. I’m calling to schedule a pick up of the Chevy Traverse you have on loan."   "That’s...

Best thing about a loaner car is…

I don’t know how messy and lived in your car is, but mine is atrocious. I mean, it would be no surprise to see a small animal scurry out of my SUV when the doors open, followed by and a tumble of sports equipment and dog leashes. Because my life is: work all day,...

Candle and crystal gifts sets

I received a complimentary product to review. All opinions are my own. I'll let you in on a secret. Sometimes I find it really difficult to be creative on demand. I'd love to say that I can just twitch my nose like Samantha (for those of you old enough to remember...

Where I Sell My Stuff

Decluttering is good but it’s even better when you can make a little money. Here are the places I sell my stuff to get you started on clearing out preloved clothes and items.

Piggy Paint

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I received free product to review. The experience and opinions are my own. I’ll let you in on a little secret. I paint my nails during conference calls. Specifically, video calls. I’m not patient enough to go to a nail salon and get them...

Self-guided art and architecture tour of DFW

Guess what I’m doing this week. Taking a vacation (YAY) but we aren’t going anywhere (BOO), thank you COVID-19. It’s not awful, I mean DFW is a pretty fabulous place to live and lots of people come here to visit, so I can actually pretend to be a tourist and take a...

A Round-up of North Texas Farmers Markets

One of the best things about summer is the Saturday morning tradition of shopping the local farmers market. If you've never been, a farmers market is (typically) an outdoor, temporary event where local growers come and set up a booth to sell directly to shoppers....

Minefaire: The #1 Minecraft Event is Coming to Dallas!

This giveaway is sponsored by Minefaire. All opinions are my own.  I know a lot of you parents have a love-hate relationship with the video games your kids play. I get that, I am that, but there's one game that I wholeheartedly endorse for my nearly 11 yo girl and...

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