Fiat 500X: A Taste of Italy in Southern California

Fiat 500X

Why would a car manufacturer fly several bloggers out to Los Angeles just to take a look at a car? Great question. I’m glad you asked. Let’s start with the obvious. They want to get us in the car and driving the car and talking about the car. But true auto enthusiasts know that a […]

2015 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration: Day 4


If I could paint a picture of how I feel right now, it would include a happy face, sad face, and a really big exhausted face. It’s been a weekend of nonstop activity and I would have it any other way. But the conference is over. Mother’s Day is over. And my mini-vacation is over. […]

2015 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration: Day 3


Day 3 is always the best part of the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. The conference day is behind you but you still have some planned activities. And then? Lots and lots of free time to do whatever you want. I started out the day bright and early with a unique opportunity to get filmed […]

2015 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration: Day 1


You’ve been closely following my tweets, Instagram pictures, and Facebook updates. You been watching and waiting for my video from Day 1. You maybe even set the alarm to get up early waiting for my video to post. Well, here’s the problem. I woke up at 4:30am yesterday morning for an early morning flight. I […]

A Guide to Event Fashion: Haven’t You Worn That Before?

Nori dress with infinity scarf

It’s one of my very favorite times of year. It’s conference season! And it’s not just conference season. It’s event season too. Just this year, I’ve traveled to the Detroit with Ford for the NAIAS, the Washington Auto Show, Napa Valley and Lake Tahoe for Volvo, VACATION, the NY Auto Show, Sweet Welcome in Hershey, Los Angeles […]

Mazda CX-9: I can’t handle the big!

2015 Mazda CX-9

My first car ever (not the one I drove but the one my parents owned and let me drive freely) was a 1978 Jeep Cherokee Chief. If you’ve never seen this orange and black monster, there’s a video of a mint condition Jeep in all its glory. It was surprising to me how much I loved […]

The 13 Things Better Than Chocolate in Hershey, PA

sooperdooperLooper shirt

Better than chocolate might be a bit of a strong opener for what I’m about to share with you. I happen to like chocolate but I don’t love chocolate. It’s something many people (including my husband) can’t comprehend. But I do love chocolate with other things, like chocolate and peanut butter. True story: Mr. Reese was inspired by […]

Why Ride the Coaster When You Can Just Buy the T-Shirt?

They still sell the exact. same. t-shirt.

There are days in every family that shall live in infamy. In my own family, it always seems to the worst case of “fill-in-blank” we ever had. Like the first New Year’s Eve I spent with my husband. We both were recovering from a stomach ailment but because I had started first, I was in […]

That Time I Stayed in a Haunted Denver Hotel

Brown Palace Denver

Business or pleasure? It’s a question I’ve always been asked whether I was traveling to London to work with a client or headed to Orlando for the happiest place on earth. And my response is always the same. Both. If you have a chance to visit someplace new, GET OUT AND EXPLORE IT. It doesn’t […]

A Disney Girl Does Universal Orlando

Disney family at UNIVERSAL

If I’m going to Orlando, it’s probably going to be for one purpose: to visit Disney World. Well, that and maybe visit my dad who lives about an hour away from there. A lot of time we’re simply piggybacking on another trip and we turn it into a mini-vacation. It’s easy for us to do […]

Stream of Consciousness Sunday: Overcoming Post-Vacation Anxiety

SOC Sunday 2015

For probably the 4th year in a row, we were able to plan a weeklong escape to Florida right when winter seemed to have us in its clutches. I know I’ll be going back to it but I feel ready to face the inevitable end of winter. I cam practically hear the robins singing and see […]