The Importance of Being Reese

Pandora-World of Avatar Expedition Travel Guide

What to See, Ride, Eat and Drink at Pandora-World of Avatar


A/N: This post is sponsored by DisneyWorld and SheKnows Media, however, all words, thoughts and pictures belong to me. 

Last month, I was invited by Disney and She Knows Media to experience the magic of Pandora- World of Avatar. It's been a while since I've been to Animal Kingdom, and quite a bit has changed, most notably the addition of Pandora. If you've been a longtime reader, you know that we are Disney fanatics. In fact, we visited Disney World in April and JUST missed the grand opening of Pandora by a few weeks. So you can imagine my excitement when I received my magical invitation from Disney World to come check out Pandora-World of Avatar.

Thrilled doesn't even begin to cover it.

Verizon Wireless is Giving Away Free Backpacks FULL of School Supplies



Your back-to-school shopping just got easier! On Sunday, July 23rd, Verizon Wireless Zones will be giving away free backpacks with school supplies from 1-4 PM. The backpacks will be given out on a first-come, first serve basis and a child must be present to claim their free backpack - no purchases necessary, just good community fun!

Why the giveaway? Wireless Zone stores are locally owned and operated Verizon Franchisors.  Actively being part of and giving back to the communities in which they exist and serve is a part of their core values!

How can you help?  After you get your free backpack, share your photos using#WZGivesBack on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to spread the goodwill! 

Get more details, including a list of participating location at: www.wzgivesback.com

Unforgettable DVD Release and Giveaway


A/N: This post is sponsored Warner Brothers, however, all thoughts and opinion are truly my own.

A few months ago, I had the opportunity to attend a Girls Night Out screening of Unforgettable. I can honestly say I was completely unprepared for the intensity. Not only was the cast amazing, but there were a few scenes where I literally found myself talking to the screen and cheering on the characters. It was perfect for a Girls Night Out.

8 Key BlogHer17 Takeaways and Tips

BlogHer17 welcome

I'm finally winding down from BlogHer17, and WOW, what an incredible (and exhausting) 4.5 days. Normally every year around the same time, I spend an hour or two a day perusing the BlogHer hastag and seeing what my favorite bloggers are up to at the conference. Having done this for several years in a row, I can tell you, following the conference hastag is nothing like actually attending the conference. At all.

Three weeks later I'm finally just processing everything and downloading all of my photos. Now that things are mostly back on track, I wanted to take the time to share a few of my most important takeaways from BlogHer17.

4th of July Cake Batter Donuts


Celebrate 4th of July with a dozen or two of these adorably delectable 4th of July Cake Batter Donuts

 We're a few short days away from 4th of July and I'm celebrating by sharing these cute and delectable 4th of July Cake Batter Donuts for your family to try this week! Not only are these donuts incredibly delicious, but they're the perfect showpiece for your 4th of July festivities. Not to mention, they're so simple, even your tiniest bakers can join in on the fun!

Being an Army Brat, the 4th of July has always been a big deal in our family. As a kid, I spent most of my 4th's on post BBQing with friends and family and watching the firework show the Army puts on every year.

25 years later and not much has changed. Except now I'm the one in charge of the food and dessert making. So every year I attempt to put a fun twist of a patriotic dessert for all of us to enjoy.

Enter these yummy patriotic cake batter donuts.

Where to Stay, Play, Eat and Drink in Fayetteville, North Carolina


Question of the Day: What do you get when you let loose 8 military wives in the city of Fayetteville, North Carolina

 Answer: A fabulously good time.

A few weeks ago, I was invited by SoFluential and The Fayetteville Areas Convention and Visitors Bureau to take a tour of Fayetteville, North Carolina. Fayetteville holds many good memories for me. It was the place where I met Mr. A, where I graduated with my first degree, and it is currently where my parents have planted their roots.

Still, on the surface, Fayetteville can be mistaken as one of the many other military towns whose reputations sometimes precedes itself. But once you take a closer look, you'll see that Fayetteville has some serious small town charm and rich history. You just have to know where to go to unlock all that Fayetteville has to offer.