All Things Pumpkin – Beauty, Food & Fun

Here is the video of the TV segment I did recently about all things pumpkin on the Your Life Arizona morning show.  From palate-pleasing pumpkin treats, both healthy and decadent, to pretty pumpkin beauty products and more.  Check out my pumpkin pleasing list of stuff that makes us say…orange you glad it’s pumpkin season!  For […]

3 Ingredient Simple Sweet Salty Festive Fall Mix Recipe

Because you don’t have a lot of time (who does?!) here is a managedmoms quick tip recipe.  This festive fall treat recipe only uses three ingredients, looks cool and tastes like a yummy Payday candy bar with an added twist that I tested.See my super short video below to see how to make it and […]

My #1 Favorite Washington DC Hotel Is The Park Hyatt

I have found my #1 favorite Washington DC hotel.  The Park Hyatt!  Since I have family in the DC area and I was a former Southwest Airlines marketing manager, I have traveled to our nation’s capital a lot.  So, I have stayed in many hotels in that area.  My latest stay in July has been […]

Fall Flavors Giveaway Drawing Winner!

As we ring in a new week, let’s start it with a winner!  This week’s winner from my blog’s fall flavors giveaway drawing! A fun and flavorful box of some festive and tasty fall flavors.  Take a look at what our winner gets today! This week’s winner will get the super cute You Had Me […]

Fall Flavors Giveaway Drawing!

Are you falling for fall like I am?  I am loving the cooler temps and I can’t get enough of pumpkin everything.  Pumpkin lattes, pumpkin donuts, pumpkin seeds. I love all of it!  So to celebrate the arrival of fall, this week’s giveaway drawing is a fun and flavorful box of some festive and tasty […]

Orange You Glad It’s Pumpkin Season!

As seen in my 3TV Your Life Arizona morning show segment today.  Orange you glad it’s pumpkin season!  October has rolled around again and with that comes everything pumpkin!  So, I decided to do a fun and festive segment on my morning show with everything pumpkin for the pumpkin lovers, for the pumpkin décor lovers […]

Sun Basket Is Best Recipe Delivery Kit Hands Down

Sun Basket is the best meal delivery kit out there hands down!  The money I spend on Sun Basket is one of my smartest and healthiest weekly purchases.  I have tested quite a few of them now including Blue Apron, Plated, Terra’s Kitchen, Purple Carrot and others and over a year later, Sun Basket gets […]

3 Great Lessons & Don’t Forget To Tell Loved Ones

I think I told her.  I hope I did.  I am unsure.  I think she knew.  I hope she did.  I am pretty sure she did.  I say all of this because one of my best friends from my youth told me a few days ago that her mother passed away.  This wonderful mother of […]

Mystery Prize Bag Giveaway Drawing!

To start off the week, let’s do a drawing for our Freebie Friday prize, but this time the prize is a big mystery bag packed with all kinds of cool stuff!  Items will include some beauty items, some home and garden items, jewelry, games/kids’ stuff and all kinds of fun surprise stuff!  Keep what you […]

Guest Post: Ways To Help Your Teen Embrace Healthy Lifestyle

Manic:  When your little kids turn into teens and suddenly you can’t control or police how healthy they choose to be every day, especially when they start driving. Managed: I have lived this twice now and it is one of the things I worry about.  The nutrition my kids are taking in..or NOT taking in..since they are […]

Marvelous Movie Book Club Winner!

Thanks for the all the entries for this fun giveaway drawing that can also be given as a holiday gift!  Today our winner receives a free Blu-Ray + DVD + Digital movie of the awesome film, Book Club starring Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen!  Our winner also gets popcorn and Red Vines.  […]

Marvelous Movie Night Book Club Film Giveaway Drawing

This is a fun giveaway drawing that can also be given as a holiday gift!  Who loves having gal pals over to sip wine and watch movies?  I sure do.  So, when I received an offer to receive a free Blu-Ray + DVD + Digital movie to give away on my blog, I was interested.  […]

Big Thumbs Down to thredUP Online Consignment Site

thredUP…an online clothing consignment site with a big colorful logo.  Had me intrigued, so I signed up, filled a big thredUP bag with a bunch of my gently used clothing and sent it in.  How did it go? Not well. Huge disappointment with lots of issues.  I test companies, services, hotels and more for my […]

Big Box of KIND Bars & Snacks Winner!

Thanks to all who entered this week’s yummy prize giveaway drawing!  When I asked KIND if they would be KIND enough to do a giveaway with my blog and they said yes…I shouted yes! I love the KIND brand for all sorts of reasons!  First of all, the snack and protein bars are tasty and not […]

Super Helpful SAT & ACT Phone App Study Guides

Here we go again.  I have a high school junior again and that means it is ACT and SAT prep time.  Class of 2020 parents, the time is now.  Stressful, I know.  I have two super cool phone apps SAT/ACT study guides that my son found to be very helpful in 2015 when he was […]