Driveshop To The Rescue with the New 2017 Mazda CX-9 Signature Edition #DriveMazda

Disclosure: Thanks to Drive Shop for giving me the opportunity to drive the 2017 Mazda CX-9 for 7 days.  No compensation was exchanged. Opinions expressed here are always my own. I have a confession to make..... I have a love/hate relationship with my current vehicle. I love that I don't have any payments to make every month since I've had it for over 9 years and I love that my husband is able to fix almost anything that is wrong with the car. But.....I hate the fact that it's an older … [Read more...]

20 Things I Wish I did on the Disney Wonder. #Disneysmmc

Disclosure: My family and I were invited to take part in the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration conference at Disney World and on the Disney Wonder cruise ship. We paid a fee to attend but also received special discounts and complimentary gifts. All opinions are 100% my own. I recently went on my second Disney cruise, thanks to the wonderful Disney Social Media Moms Celebration team. It was just as magical and amazing as the first one, if not better! This time around, I was 100% sure I … [Read more...]

Enter Your Cutie into #Zulilycutie’s Contest!

I first discovered Zulily on Facebook when one of my blogging buddies posted a few of her great finds.  I was intrigued so I messaged her to see what it was all about. Sure enough, I got an invite and the rest is history! I love Zulily. I buy items from the app every month. I also love the fact that when you purchase one item, they throw in free shipping for the next few days. You cannot beat that. So since I love Zulily so much, I wanted to share some really great news. Zulily has … [Read more...]

5 Tips on How to File Your Taxes Early!

Tax season has officially kicked-off! With the deadline being April 18, many taxpayers wait until last minute to file their taxes. According to the IRS, close to 75% of taxpayers received a refund of  about $2,800 last year. Did you know if you file your taxes earlier you may receive your refund before everyone else? Marinés Duarte, TurboTax spokesperson and lifestyle expert, shares five advantages of filing your taxes early: File your taxes for free: Last year, 10 million people across … [Read more...]

{Review} Road Trippin’ in the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander GT S-AWC #DriveShop #DriveMitsubishi

Disclaimer: Thanks to Drive Shop and Mitsubishi, I was given the opportunity to test drive the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander for seven days. All opinions are 100% my own. Every time I get a vehicle loaned from Drive Shop, I make it a point to go somewhere miles away so that I can get a good feel for the way the vehicle drives and handles on the road. So that's exactly what I did; I took a small road trip with my youngest to New Jersey to visit my sister for the weekend. I was beyond grateful … [Read more...]

Hittin’ The Road to Lancaster, PA in the New 2017 Mazda CX-3 Grand TouringAWD #DriveShop #DriveMazda

Disclosure: Thanks to Drive Shop for giving me the opportunity to drive the 2017 Mazda CX-3 for ten days.  Opinions expressed are always my own. I've said it before and I'll say it again - I love going on road trips.  I truly enjoy the adventure, the open road and the quality time spent with my loved ones. We can chat, crack jokes, listen to music and even play games. A few weekends ago, my family and I packed up the Mazda CX-3 and took off to Lancaster, Pennsylvania for a fun 80's themed … [Read more...]

Live.

Happy new year everyone! Eleven days in and this is my first post of the year. Whoa! I really need to make some blog adjustments this year. So while everyone else is trying to keep their resolutions or goals, I just came up with one motivational word for the year and that word is Live. You may be asking why live? Well since 2015 didn't end so well with my mom passing and all, I decided that I will stop being down, stop feeling depressed and unmotivated to do anything and instead turn … [Read more...]

Update: Life Will Go On.

I know things have been a little quiet around here lately.  Life has been one crazy roller coaster after another.  I can barely go on my computer to post on my blog without any distractions (have so much on my mind!!) and most days, I can barely make out a complete sentence when I'm either speaking or writing. If you follow me on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and/or Facebook, then you know I'm pretty active in those areas but when it comes to attending blog events or writing on my blog, I just … [Read more...]

We Can Stop HIV One Conversation at a Time #OneConversation

Disclosure: This post is made possible by support from the We Can Stop HIV One Conversation at a Time campaign. All opinions are always my own. As parents, it’s our job to help, protect and guide our children on the right path to be safe, successful and law abiding citizens. It’s also our job to talk to them about how to be safe in their sexual relationships when they’re at the appropriate age or when they’re (gasp) ready. If parents are not talking to their children about sex, especially … [Read more...]

A Love Letter To My One and Only Love.

You know me. I usually don't put our personal life out on the internet. It's our private life and no one needs to know our business.  But this time is different. I'm writing this letter to let you know. This love of ours just can't go. I never knew how happy I would be. Till you showed me how love can be...... Guess the song. 😉 Ok on a serious note: 19 years ago today, we got married by the justice of the peace in Yonkers. It was just an ordinary day. Nothing special. No … [Read more...]