The PR Pitch Debacle.

Also known as the worst PR Pitch ever. Really.

So many of us in the blogging world deal with PR pitches on a daily basis. Some good, and some very, very bad. Some of the bad ones make me giggle and I either delete or give a quick “no thanks”. I make it a habit to work with those who not only value me (starting with knowing my name), but also value my readers. Recently I received such a bad PR pitch that I couldn’t just delete it.

It was going in the “Bad PR Pitch Hall of Fame”.

And of course, I couldn’t just keep this letter to myself. Because I’m also sticking up for …Continue Reading…


Disney Dining. I’m up, so why not?

This morning, it was within my time frame to book my 180-day Disney Dining Reservations. After 3 months of planning, I finally got to book where I’m going to eat in 6 months. While I’m not a fan of this much of an early reservation system (I miss you, my 90 day system!), it’s a necessary evil if you want to book some good places. The booking system online opened at 6:00am, and the phone lines opened at 7:00am. I was on at 6:00am planning most of our reservations, and on at 7:00am with a cast member to book some of the special events (like Bippidy Boppidy Boutique and Hoop de Doo).

So here’s my plan: …Continue Reading…


I tried something new. And was so glad that I did.

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Thank you to P&G’s Have You Tried This Yet? program and Kroger for sponsoring my writing about trying new things and breaking out of my everyday routine. Click here to find great savings on high-performing P&G products at a Kroger store near you. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective, which endorses Blog With Integrity, as I do.

My everyday routine is pretty much the same.

Get up.

Get dressed.

Take child to school.

Avoid eye contact with other parents. …Continue Reading…


Kroger Cart Buster Savings Info and Giveaway! CLOSED

Are you looking to save big? Shop at the Cart Buster Savings Event exclusively at Kroger and the Kroger Family of Stores. You’ll see Big Time Savings store wide!

From February 27th through March 12th- shop Kroger’s biggest-ever promotion and find the hottest prices around on more than 35 brands  from General Mills, P & G, Nestle, Pepsi and Kroger. During the Cart Buster Savings Event, you’ll find great savings in almost every department at the Kroger Family of Stores, which includes Kroger, Ralph’s, King Soopers, City Market, Dillons, Smith’s, Fry’s, QFC, Baker’s, Owen’s, Jay C Food Stores, Hilander, Gerbes, Food4Less, Pay Less Super Markets and Scott’s …Continue Reading…


Feld Presents: Barnum’s FUNUNDRUM!

Ladies and Gentleman, the Greatest Show On Earth, just got a whole lot GREATER!

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents Barnum’s Funundrum, celebrating the 200th birthday of P.T. Barnum, the Greatest Showman Who Ever Lived!

This performance will be headed by the amazing Ringmaster Jonathan Lee Iverson, the first African American Ringmaster (not to mention the youngest!).

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