Should I Buy an Amazon Echo?


As an Amazon Prime member my husband scored our family the Amazon Echo a couple months ago for $99. We were on the waiting list for a while and finally got word it was on the way and we were excited! Amazon Echo will be in stock July 14, 2015 but is [Read more]

Road Tripping in the 2016 Mazda6 Sports Sedan

Sleep Mazda6 sports sedan parked at one of my New Mexico stops.

Speaking of road trips, I just spent a glorious week on a trip by car from my home in western Colorado to Albuquerque, with stops in Colorado Springs, Santa Fe and Ojo Caliente -- at least 850 miles in all. The purpose of the trip was to drop my teenagers off [Read more]

Tips for Travel Themed Home Decor

CVS Coasters for Travel Decor

While we love to travel, there is something pleasant about sleeping in your own bed. As someone one said, there's no place like home (insert clicking ruby red slippers). What's best though, in my opinion, is bringing our travels home with us. In recent years [Read more]

Paddington is Now on Blu-ray and DVD

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I'm not sure what is more exciting, the news that Paddington is now on Blu-ray and DVD or that we have a fun Paddington-themed giveaway. I'm a sucker for nostalgia and I have always loved this friendly bear. Now that I'm back in the "little people" era I have [Read more]

Royal Robbins Women’s Clothing for Summer Travel

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I became a fan of Royal Robbins clothing after checking out some fall/winter pieces last year; in fact, one skirt made it to the White House! 'Tis the season now for summery clothing from the company that has been outfitting adventurers and travelers for 25 [Read more]

Travel Bags for the Girls in the Family

Tasca Purse by Embrazio

Packing for my family has been rather easy over recent years. Every trip we've packed all of our shoes and clothes in the huge, lightweight Antler Liquis suitcase and it's worked rather well. Naturally the older kids, now tweens, are insisting they have their [Read more]

Ideas for the Active Female Traveler


A go-to travel packing checklist is something every traveling female should have. Of course, this list should have the basics like comfortable shoes, personal water bottle, and reliable backpack. The longer I travel the more I notice what can be improved and [Read more]

Maps International: Home Decorating

map wallpaper

My family is currently contemplating a move to a new house. With the addition of a new baby last year it's no surprise the family dynamic, as well as our household needs, changed. With a new home and older kids also comes new decor. The kids have their own [Read more]

Munk Pack Fruit Squeezes for Natural Energy on the Go


I have snacks on hand all the time. I keep nuts in my car's glove compartment, and carry energy bars in my purse whether I'm doing errands around town or hopping on a plane. I don't like being caught empty handed if, say, I'm stuck in traffic (or delayed in [Read more]

Donna Degnan Fashions

Donna Degnana

If there's one thing I love, it's cute clothes. Of course, living in a freezing climate for many months of the year oftentimes means simply settling for what's warm over what's fashionable. However, this fall I was introduced to Donna Degnan and you can say [Read more]