A Day at the Arapahoe County Fair

A Day at the Arapahoe County Fair

The Arapahoe County Fair is the perfect opportunity to play with my camera. This is the second year that Reagan’s Performing Arts School, Step It Up Performing Arts, has performed at the Fair. She loves performing, but she loves exploring even more. As do I. Especially on a stormy afternoon like this one. Couldn’t stop taking […]

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Steamboat Springs Colorado 4th of July

Why Choose Steamboat Springs, Colorado for the 4th Next Year?

A Steamboat Springs, Colorado 4th of July is my family’s choice for Independence Day weekend celebrations. This past Independence Day weekend was my family’s third in Steamboat. And, it won’t be our last. Steamboat has a long history of putting on a great party over the 4th of July and 2014 was no exception. A few years ago, […]

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Enchanted Forest Fairy Portrait Session with Paul Maynard Photography

An Enchanted Forest Fairy Portrait Session with Paul Maynard Photography

An Enchanted Forest Fairy Portrait session with Paul Maynard Photography is something people from all over the country have traveled to Littleton, Colorado for. We were so fortunate to only have to travel about 40 minutes. Paul invited us to his studio, which is set in his home, to experience how he captures a child’s fleeting innocence on film, […]

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Fairbanks Alaska at Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice: 24 Hours in Fairbanks, Alaska

Even though we’d only be there for 24 hours, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to witness the creeping Summer Solstice in Fairbanks Alaska. With our daughter, Reagan spending part of her summer break with MawMaw and PawPaw, I joined my husband, Danny for work and flew five-and-a-half hours from Denver to Fairbanks a few days […]

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Reconnect with Nature & Find Forests Near You!

USFS ad

Reconnect with nature and find forests near you at the US Forest Service’s new fun, interactive and informational website, geared towards tweens ages 8-12 years: DiscoverTheForest.org. The site features an interactive map tool that enables users to search for nearby forests and parks, and filter by zip code and desired activities. Free outdoor activities are also […]

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Boardwalk Inn at Disney World: Review

Boardwalk Resort Disney World Review

Imagine Coney Island magically transported to Orlando, and you have the Boardwalk Inn at Disney World. Half way between Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the Boardwalk Inn is one of three Disney-owned properties encircling Crescent Lake. On the opposite side of the lake are the Yacht and Beach Club Resorts. All three are considered Disney Deluxe Hotels.  Accommodations Rooms at […]

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Panasonic Lumix ZS40 Review

Panasonic Lumix ZS40 Review

Ready to have your life changed? That may sound over-dramatic, but it is exactly how I felt after I started learning to use my new Panasonic Lumix ZS40 Point and Shoot Digital Camera. As a sponsor of our recent Traveling Mom travel writers conference, Panasonic gave each of us one of their new cameras to […]

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Philips ActionFit Sports Earbud Headset Review and Giveaway

Philips ActionFit Sports Earbud headset SHQ1200

Something I always have with me when I travel is a good pair of earbuds. I was recently given a Philips ActionFit Sports Earbud headset to review and have been using them while flying, on the elliptical trainer, doing housework and at my computer. I have a hard time finding earbuds that will stay put […]

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Win a 7-Day Family Vacation to Hawaii, Cabo, Florida or Vegas

Win a 7-Day Family Vacation to Hawaii, Cabo, Florida or Vegas!

It’s almost summer and most of us are planning to get away with our families. Diamond Resorts International® knows the value of family vacations, and wants to give you a chance to win a family vacation to Hawaii, Cabo, Florida or Vegas at one of their fabulous resorts! With over 300+ destinations worldwide, Diamond Resorts provides guests […]

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Easy Beef Stroganoff without Sour Cream

Easy Beef Stroganoff with a Healthy Twist!

Recipes aren’t my usual forté on this blog, but when I find a good one, I have to share it! Tillamook was kind enough to send me their new Farmstyle Greek Yogurts to taste test and I had so much of it, I decided to experiment with one of my favorite dishes: Beef Stroganoff. I found […]

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