M&M’s Baymax Cake


M&M's Baymax Cake Last October I took my kids to see the movie "Big Hero 6" and as it turned out it is my favorite Disney movie to date. My son couldn't stop talking about Baymax and asked me constantly if he could have a Big Hero 6 Birthday party. There wasn't a ton of merchandise out at the time but after a few searches online and some … [More...]

Denver Dining Options For Families – Part 3

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Denver Dining Options for Families Going out to eat and having a great dining experience is huge for me when I am on vacation. I love to dine out and I expect a good meal if I am paying decent money to dine at an establishment. We use yelp a lot but on this trip we explored a bit more than usual and I would like to share our picks with … [More...]

Family Friendly Attractions and Restaurants in Denver – Part 2


If you read part 1 of my family guide to Denver you will have read about some family friendly Hotels.  Now I want to share with you some fun things do as a family in Denver. We tend to pack in a lot of our vacations and love museums as a way of exposing our kids to art and culture. The Mile High Cultural Pass is your best and most affordable … [More...]

Ideas for a fun family vacation in Denver – Part 1


What images do you think of when you think of spring break with your family? Warm, sunny beaches with waves crashing on the shoreline? Seagulls diving for food? Hiking in a canyon? Spending time with aunts, uncles, cousins and friends? We enjoy all of these great vacation ideas and often find ourselves during spring break traveling to locations … [More...]

Amtrak Train Days are coming!!


Photo Credit: Amtrak AMTRAK TOUR AND EXHIBIT TRAIN LOCATIONS Looking for something fun to do that the whole family can enjoy? See the trains! Amtrak Tour and Exhibit Locations have just been announced. Amtrak is partnering with NOOK by Barnes & Noble, Chuggington and others at select Amtrak Train Days (ATD) events taking place across the … [More...]

Scout Folks Fashion + Discount Code


Scout Folks  Fashion  Looking for something that is eco-friendly for your kid to wear? Oh and you want it to be comfortable? And it needs to be unique? No problem! Scout Folks has it all!Owners and artists Ally and Ben Squirrell created Scout Folks to be eco-friendly, fun and stylish! Ally has been designing and creating since high school, but it … [More...]

Marvel Universe Live Review and Discount Code


Marvel Universe Live Whether you're an elementary aged kid or a grown adult, Marvel Universe Live will have you captivated from the very start. This action packed show is filled with everything a super hero lover could want. Pyrotechnics, lasers, motorcycles, smoke, music, stunt men and more. I attended a show at the Honda Center this past week … [More...]

Home- Friendship comes in all shape, sizes and species


Coming to theaters this Friday - March 27th, way before all the summer blockbusters is Dreamworks HOME. Not only is it a delightful, funny and entertaining movie, it also has a big heart.  Director Tim Johnshon calls it "the first post-apocalypitc alien innovation buddy comedy, road trip and animated movie."  I think it is much more than that. HOME … [More...]

Glassesshop.com – Prescription eyeglasses for less


If I could give you a glimpse into my everyday life you would all be astounded at how often I misplace things. Seriously, my life is like one big episode of  "Where did I put that"? My husband actually bought a GPS tracker for my keys because I can never find them. Don't even get me started on my eyeglasses. I have gone through so many pairs … [More...]

Delicious Bites at Knott’s Boysenberry Festival


Delicious Bites at Knott's Boysenberry Festival by Katie Brandenburger, Freelance Writer and Communications Consultant Springtime is here! Along with the bees buzzing and flowers blooming, anything and everything boysenberry is happening now through April 12 during the Boysenberry Festival at Knott’s Berry Farm. Located in the theme park’s … [More...]

Dickey’s BBQ Pit tastes as good as it smells!

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  Last week Melodi and I went to lunch with a friend at Dicky's Barbeque Pit over in Laguna Niguel. I love BBQ food and was so excited I finally got to try this place out. I had passed by it numerous times and each time I vowed I would get in and try it one day. As you approach the store you can already smell the goodness that is cooking … [More...]