Why I Love Motherhood – Happy Mother’s Day #KiaMom #mom2summit

Kia Mom Mom 2.0 summitEvery mom has their own unique stories about motherhood. From late nights, babies crying, dirty diapers, and then delightful smiles accompanied by tiny hand hands reaching out for us the next morning, motherhood gives each of us insight and a new perspective on life. Kia invited me and some other passionate moms at the Mom 2.0 Summit in Scottsdale, Arizona to take a ride with them and share our stories about being a mother.

Come join and watch as we each test drive the new 2016 Sorento , sharing what inspires us, what makes us happy, what challenges we face in motherhood and so much more. It’s not always easy being a Mother. In fact, its one of the toughest gigs I’ve ever had. It’s also the most rewarding. It was an amazing experience working with a company that gets and supports the entire family.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms who work so diligently every day nurturing tiny hearts, teenagers, and beyond. You are spectacular and treasured more than you know!

To Kia: Thanks for honoring motherhood. Thanks for going the extra mile to really get to know us. I’m so proud to be a #KiaMom.

Free Flowers for Mother’s Day – Order Now! The Bouqs Company #MothersDay

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I adore having fresh flowers in the house every chance I get. I was already planning on sending flowers to my own mom for Mother’s Day and wanted to share my favorite online floral company with you in case you haven’t ordered for your mom yet. Check out my new favorite way to order flowers, The Bouqs Company.

They cut their flowers to order and ship straight from the side of a volcano! Plus, you get free shipping on all your orders!! Use this link to get a free bouquet with your first purchase (worth 40 bucks!). CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR FREE FLOWERS

Travel Tips : Packing Like Pro #travel

Between myself and the hubs, we’re doing an immense amount of traveling this year. What’s awesome about that, besides getting to see some really cool places, is that we have also discovered some pretty cool packing tips too. Since I’m getting all packed up for Mom2.0Summit this week, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite travel tips to help you Pack like a Pro on your future trips.

Packing ProTip No.1  

Pack small jewelry in a PillBox

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 Packing ProTip No.2

Wrap warm styling tools in potholder & secure with hair tie before adding to your suitcase.

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Packing ‪ProTip No.3
Wrap shoes in a showercap to protect clothing in your suitcase.

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Aren’t these GENIUS??!? Well, if you thought thses were cool- just wait…. We’ve got a few more tricks in our suitcases but we’ll have to unpack those for you in another post. I’ve got to get some sleep so I can  I catch my plane early in the morning.

For now, Share some of your best travel tips or packing #momhacks with me in the comments below!

30 Days of Free My Yoga with Stayfree

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Ya know those really hectic weeks, where life just seems to take everything you’ve got? I’ve had one of those weeks. I couldn’t put my finger on exactly what it was but something like that was just off. I needed a little time to regroup. Unfortunately, my schedule wasn’t allowing for much downtime. I just knew I needed to find a little calm in the all the crazy.

Stayfree Yoga

I was out running errands at my favorite store & picking up a few essentials. I noticed Stayfree was offering 30 days of FREE yoga classes online with a membership to My Yoga on Gaiam TV when you purchase any Stayfree product either online or in-store.  I placed those in the cart & took this as my sign to regroup to find the calm that I was desperately needing.

30 Days of Free My Yoga with Stayfree

StarFree Calm Yoga

Once the kiddos were in bed, I decided to practice some yoga at home. Signing up was super easy, all you have to do is upload an image of your receipt to redeem your 30-day free subscription .

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There were lots of classes to choose from and I loved that I could do it from home. Having a limited amount of free time requires some prioritizing. Thanks to Stayfree I can stay calm, cool and collected even when things feel a little crazy. Look for Stayfree products tomorrow when you are out shopping to get your 30 days of free yoga too!

We all have crazy days- So tell me, What do YOU do to stay Calm, Cool, & Collected? 

The Only thing on my Christmas List is at Best Buy #HintingSeason


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Every year after the Thanksgiving meal, our family makes out their Christmas lists to exchange. It isn’t in materialistic or greedy way. It’s just in a dreamy or hopeful way. Sometimes we put silly things on our lists and we all laugh together. I also always save the lists our kids make and put them in their keepsake books. I think it will be fun for them to look back on the things they were wishing for.

This year I had a lot of trouble coming up with a list. There really was only 1 thing that I could think to put on it. It was THE one thing that I had been wishing for on vacations, during big events etc all year long.  I’d been researching, asking questions from friends, and drooling over the newest  models. My husband has to be tired of my going back and forth over all the brands and options.

Any guesses what the 1 thing on my Christmas list is this year?

Canon Holiday at Best Buy

I spend a great majority of my time behind the lens photographing our kids, family, vacations, and even products I am blogging about. I’ve been spending a lot of time at Best Buy lately “window shopping” and a great camera would be the most amazing gift. Best Buy is the perfect place to shop the latest cameras capture memories all year long. The Canon EOS Rebel T5i is one of the best-selling DSLRs and the one I am hoping for. This camera makes advanced photography easy and fun, and gives you exceptional image quality, along with a host of features to enhance your creative expression.

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Here are just a few of the awesome features I love about this camera:

• Capture Hollywood caliber full HD video
• Continuous autofocus while taking HD video
• Features an 18.0-megapixel CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 5 image processor to ensure vivid, crystal-clear images.
• The 3″ vari-angle touch screen simplifies navigation.

Right now you can save $150 on the Canon EOS Rebel T5i at Best Buy*. Visit Best Buy to learn more.

*offer valid 12/7-12/20

What’s the No.1 thing on your Wishlist this year?


*Disclaimer:The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free