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Announcing the Alamo Chief Travel Moms! #AlamoDriveHappy

Alamo Chief Travel Moms

I couldn’t be more excited to announce that I am now an Alamo Chief Travel Mom! There are five bloggers on the council, and we’re super excited to be working with Alamo to inspire #AlamoDriveHappy travels! Over the next four months, the Alamo Chief Travel Moms will introduce some fun travel themes: Phase 1 — […]

It’s Going To Be A Year of Surprises! #MR30


I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Marriott Rewards. I received Marriott Points to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Have you ever thrown a surprise party or had someone throw one for you? My siblings and I threw a […]

Hosting Holiday Guests with Hamptonality + #HamptonHoliday 1 Night Stay Giveaway

Hampton Inn logo

Hosting holiday guests is always fun, but the extra organizing, cooking and cleaning beforehand… that part can be totally stressful! I thought I’d share some holiday hosting tips from entertaining expert Jenny Steffens Hobick and Hampton Hotels. Here’s hoping the tips will help you maximize your hospitality and create lasting moments with your arriving friends and family, […]

Minitime: Family Vacation Planning Site + $100 AMEX GC Giveaway


Planning a family vacation is exciting, but finding the best family-friendly destinations, hotels and attractions takes a lot of research. What if you have a tween and a toddler? A thrill-seeker and an observer? A picky eater? There’s so much to consider. Family trip planning takes effort! Here’s your one-stop answer: Check out MiniTime, the best […]

New Orleans Adventures Day 5 #FollowYourNola

me-DD-lunch Commander's Palace

It was the morning of our last day in Nola and we still had a full day of adventures awaiting us. (Can you tell I packed as much as I could into each day of my New Orleans itinerary?) My daughter and I hopped on the St. Charles streetcar ($1.25 per person) and took a […]

New Orleans Adventures Day 4 #FollowYourNola

Mardi Gras World Medusa float - New Orleans

The coolest thing happened on the morning of day four. As we were coming out of the hotel, we heard loud and festive music and saw a large crowd of people walking right down the middle of Canal Street. We had no idea what it all meant, but after the progression passed, we asked a […]

New Orleans Adventures Day 3 #FollowYourNola

Aquarium of the Americas - New Orleans

On the morning of day three my daughter and I got up and walked over to Jimmy J’s Cafe on Chartres Street for breakfast, a mere hop from the J.W. Marriott hotel. (Location, location, location) It was a tiny little place but clearly a local favorite because we got there just in time to nab […]

New Orleans Adventures Day 2 #FollowYourNola

New Orleans Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 tomb photo

Day two in New Orleans started out with a little rain and by a little rain, I mean the sky emptied itself in a torrential and relentless deluge. (Mind you that rain was not in the forecast at all. I’m talking ZERO chance of precipitation.) Hmmmmph. We carried on with our plans to tour Lafayette […]