Wednesday, May 4, 2016

EMU Australia for the win!

As a female, I am of the opinion that you can never have too many shoes, and I have instilled that belief within both of my daughters. I simply adore shoes of any kind, boots, sneakers, flats, heels, you name it and I own it. When I go shoe shopping I not only look for shoes that are pleasing to the eye, but I also look for shoes that are comfortable too. I will not buy a shoe that I can't walk in, or a shoe that I wear for an hour and have to take off because my feet felt like I've been walking on hot coals. I have preferred brands and you'll find them in my closet, I call them staples. One of them is from the brand EMU Australia. Not only have my EMU's stood the test of time, but I have never had any complaints. Their shoes are made from all natural materials such as 100% water resistant Australian sheepskin, Australian Merino Wool, the finest of leathers or extra soft and beautiful suede. And here's something that you may not know, their shoes are actually MADE IN AUSTRALIA! The name EMU is actually derived from the national bird of Australia, the Emu.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

United Airlines Introduces Kids Snackbox

We love to travel, A LOT! And while most of our flights are usually international, traveling means that I almost always have kids along with me. My pre-schooler Madison, is normally the one traveling alongside me and there are a few things that I always take along with me when we fly. If you've traveled with kids, you know what I'm talking about. A snack and most definitely something to entertain. In the event that you've forgotten those said things and you happen to be flying with United Airlines, it's great to know that they've got you covered. Beginning May 1st, United Airlines launched a new Kids Snackbox available for purchase onboard their flights. Woohoo! It's about time an airline did!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Swing into Spring at Disneyland Paris

Madison and I were fortunate to experience Spring at Disneyland Paris a few weeks ago, and what an experience it was! Themed Swing into Spring, it was set in classic Disney style. Musical parades, topiaries that are designed to amaze and your favorite Disney characters dressed in their spring costumes. We've never visited a Disney Park in the Spring before, we tend to go in the summer or just after Spring is over. I'm so elated that we did and Madison had a blast. She got to meet some of her favorite characters and got to enjoy the very first parade, Goofy's Garden Party held at Central Plaza in-front of Sleeping Beauty Castle, as soon as we arrived. As a matter of fact, we got out of a line to meet the Chip and Dale and Friends characters above, just so that we wouldn't miss it. However, the parade is done several times throughout the day so there was no need to worry.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

7 Ways to Save Money on Children’s Birthday Parties

For my daughter's 1st birthday, my husband and I decided that we were going to make it all about her and so we threw a birthday party at home with just the family. After all, was she really going to remember any of it? We bought the cake and the gifts and she had a fabulous time. For her 2nd we went all out, picked a venue and spent an astronomical sum making sure that not only she, but the invitees were happy. Does she remember? You bet she doesn't! Children’s birthdays have become huge events these days. With everything from characters, equipment rentals, petting zoo’s, presents, fully catered affairs, and all sorts of excess. Today I want to share how you can scale back and save money with these 7 tips,  and still throw your child a fun and amazing birthday party.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Tips for a Family-Wide Spring Wardrobe Refresh!

Although the winter season is filled with celebration, love and family-time it can also be coupled with lots of clutter! The transition from winter to spring doesn’t just happen with the weather and food but also all throughout the house. There is nothing quite like being able to open up all your windows and doors and transform your home from it’s winter version to it’s spring-ready self!