Songs Are More Than Just Something to Tap Our Toes To, They Tell Our Story. #MickRock

Music inspires us and drives us. It takes us back to a special time. It makes us laugh, makes us cry, and of course, it makes us dance! Sometimes its just silly and fun but music always rocks my world! I always like to learn more about the artists that create the music so I'm happy to be sponsored by Ovation TV's new show and I think I'm going to learn a lot!

I love so many different kinds of music. I like unique sounds, and songs that tell a story. I especially like learning the story behind a song. The songs on my playlist tell stories, some inspiring some just funny.
I chose many of these songs because they hold a special memory, or they inspire me to live more fully. Lady Marmalade by Patti Labelle reminds me of being a little girl so proud of myself for knowing french that I would run around and say it all the time "voulez vous coucher avec moi?". I knew it meant "will you sleep with me?" but with childhood innocence I thought it meant to have a slumber party. It makes me laugh now to think of it.

A Lot Has Changed Since 1975, Isn't It Time Our Summer Meals Program Changed Too? #NoKidHungry

A lot has changed since 1975—our televisions, our phones, our cars, our hair, I'm no longer running around in just a diaper—but there’s one thing that hasn’t been updated in the past 40 years... 

Our nation’s summer meals program. 

This year, Congress has the opportunity to make improvements that could ensure more than the current one out of six children who qualify for free or reduced-priced meals during the school year have access to the food they need during the summer months. 

Best Moments From Sweet Suite and Blogger Bash 2015! #BBNYC

Years ago, I was at at a little party in a hotel suite in NYC with cupcakes, wine and a few toys. It was called Sweet Suite. Over the years, Sweet Suite has grown from a small event decorating wine glasses in a hotel room to a huge event with all the hottest new toys, and now for the second year in a row it is the kick off event to Blogger Bash. And, what a bash it is!

Blogger Bash 2015 was so much fun from Sweet Suite to the Canadian Lentil Carnival themed closing party. Here's a few of my favorite moments.

Music Monday, Start Your Week With New Music

It's Monday and what better way to get our week started than with some good music! This week, I've got some new songs for you to check out. Now get up and dance!

♫♪I can't feel my face when I'm with you...♪♫

Wherever You Are, It is Exactly Where You Should Be.

Have you ever had a moment where you thought ‘this is right where I’m supposed to be’?  I had one of those moments last week at a yoga session at BlogHer15 in NYC. Things were not going as planned, but suddenly; I knew things were going just as they should.

With this trip to New York, I was juggling 2 blogging conferences, and multiple events. Because everything was so tightly planned, and in various locations, I unfortunately had to say no to some things, and I had resigned myself to being okay with that. In previous years, I had run myself into the ground trying to “do it all”, and I wasn’t going to do that again. Everything was planned just right, and then, it happened…

Scooby Doo and Kiss Rock and Roll Mystery Giveaway! #ScoobyDoo

I love Scooby Doo, Rock-n-Roll, and giveaways; so a Scooby Doo Kiss Giveaway is AWESOME! one reader will win Scooby Doo and Kiss Rock and Roll Mystery on Blu-Ray+DVD+Digital HD. It's easy to enter to win!

Getting Gorgeous 2015 in NYC Was Fun and Relaxing! #GettingGorgeous

Last week, while I was in New York City, I had the chance to attend the Getting Gorgeous event. Getting Gorgeous is an event for bloggers to learn about some new products in a relaxing party atmosphere. It's a great event to connect with other bloggers, have a few laughs, get your nails done, get a makeover, or get a much needed massage. I did. It was awesome!

Some of the highlights of the event were:

Best Corned Beef Sandwich Ever!

This is seriously the best corned beef sandwich that I have ever had! And, I've had A LOT of corned beef sandwiches! I traveled to Cleveland, Ohio and made it my mission to get one of their famed corned beef sandwiches, and I am so glad I did! This sandwich was so amazingly good that 3 weeks later, I'm still thinking about it!
Corned Beef Sandwich from Lenny & Corky's Deli

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Comic-Con 2015 Reel.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be here in December, and like most everyone else, I can't wait to see it! For now, we'll have to be happy with the teaser videos. This is the latest reel released at Comic-Con. Oh my gosh! This is so exciting!

Minions Movie Is A Rockin' Good Prequel! #Beedo #MinionsMovie

Those little yellow guys that we met and fell in love with in the Despicable Me films are back! And, in a movie all about them! Minions Movie is full of fun, giggles, E-eevil plots, musical grooves, and, of course, bananas!
Minions Movie gives us the story of the minions from their time as single cells in the ocean where they follow the biggest most evil fish, through their evolution to land dwelling henchmen. They journey through time always looking for the next master to serve. Without a proper master they are lost, so 3 minions set out on a boat to find the most despicable evil villain and finally save their tribe with a proper master.

A Quick Trip To the Baby Store and Bam! I Was Pregnant!

It seems like I've always known that I wanted to be a mother. From an early age I was playing with dolls, taking care of my siblings, and then I went on to babysitting for neighbors. I was always good with children, and I knew someday I would have my own.

Once we finally realized that we more than just friends, it all seemed to move so fast. We were engaged after 2 weeks of "going together", and soon we would find ourselves on the baby aisle on every trip to the grocery store just admiring all the many baby items. We would talk about our plans for a big family and how fun it would be to have a baby to buy all these toys and clothes and stuffed animals for. We talked about names, and nursery colors, we started putting aside stuffed animals for our future children, we both wanted a baby of our own to love and spending time in the baby sections of stores became one of our favorite things to do.

Free Ice Cream Giveaway, Enter To Win!

July is Ice Cream month so what better way to celebrate than with a free ice cream giveaway! I love a nice cold ice cream cone on a hot summer day, and I love to do giveaways, so I figured, why not giveaway ice cream!

One lucky person will win a $10 Carvel Ice Cream gift card. All you have to do is enter to win! Just complete the simple form and you are entered.

Music Monday, Country Dance Party

I hope everyone had a safe and happy weekend. I know it was too always is! The good news is there is always another one waiting for us at the end of the week. We just have to get through the week, so let's get it started right with some music.

Today, we're going with a Country theme. I enjoy rockin' to some good Country music, so this should be fun. Are you ready? Get your boots on and let's dance! Go ahead Shake it for me!

Is Your Child Prepared For a Disaster? #GetReady #SocialGoodMoms

What would you do if disaster strikes and your child is not with you? Does your child know where to go? Who to contact? Do you have a plan? This what Save The Children wants you to think about. They want to help you and your family to Get Ready. Get Safe.

This year is the 10th anniversary of the Hurricane Katrina disaster so it's a good time to talk about ways to make sure we stay connected to our children if we get separated.

Did you know that 5000 children were separated from their parents after Katrina? It took 7 months to connect the last child with her parents! Can you imagine how stressful and scary that must have been
for both the parents and the children?!

So how can you be better prepared?