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Monday, April 15, 2024

Support Make-A-Wish with a Fun Hey Buddy Hey Pal EggMazing Egg-Hunt Extravaganza at the Omni PGA Frisco Resort!

If you follow regularly, you know that we love events that support Make-A-Wish! In today's post, we'll share a fun one - the Omni PGA Frisco Resort during their egg-hunt extravaganza that features EggMazing Egg Decorators!

Running from February 15th through March 15th, this campaign is designed to not only fulfill the dreams of children battling critical illnesses but also to offer participants a chance to win an incredible $10,000 prize to fulfill their one true wish. Simply go to https://mytruewish.org/ and donate $10 for your chance to win $10,000 to make your true wish come true. 

Here is how to get involved: Eggmazing is always making wishes come true for my kids, and this year they want to grant ONE TRUE WISH to you. Enter their sweeps to win $10,000 to help your true wish come true. Simply make a donation to Make-A-Wish at mytruewish.org, and all contributions will go towards granting wishes to kids facing critical illnesses. Make a donation and be entered to win $10,000! Visit the link here!

Here is a summary of the details!
  • What: Omni PGA Frisco Resort during their egg-hunt extravaganza that features EggMazing Egg Decorators!
  • When: Register February 15 to March 15, 2024 and the highly anticipated winner will be revealed on March 30th at the Omni PGA Frisco Resort during their egg-hunt extravaganza.
  • Where: Omni PGA Frisco Resort
  • Registration link: mytruewish.org
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(Win it!) See Ordinary Angels in Theaters on 2/23 + Help Erase Medical Debt + Enter for a Chance to Win an Amazon GC! #OrdinaryAngelsMIN #OrdinaryAngelsMovie

Many thanks to Kingdom Faith Marketing Services, LLC for providing a sample of the product for this review. Opinions are 100% my own. 

In today's post, I want to tell you about a new movie that hits theaters on February 23rd - Ordinary Angels! I'll also share how you can help with medical debt and offer a giveaway for one lucky reader to win a $10 amazon gift card.

As a mom, I know firsthand how quickly medical bills can pile up, turning everyday challenges into mountains to climb. That's why I'm thrilled to share with you an incredible opportunity to make a difference while enjoying an inspiring film.

Ordinary Angels hits theaters on February 23rd, and let me tell you, this is not your ordinary movie—it's an emotional journey that will tug at your heartstrings and leave you feeling inspired to be an angel in your own community.

Based on a true story, Ordinary Angels centers around Sharon (played by the talented Hilary Swank), a fierce yet struggling hairdresser in small-town Kentucky. Sharon's path crosses with Ed (played by Alan Ritchson), a widower doing everything he can to provide for his two daughters, one of whom is in desperate need of a liver transplant.

Here is the trailer:

As a mom, this storyline resonated deeply with me. It reflects the universal desire we all share for good medical care for our children. The movie beautifully unfolds into an inspiring tale of faith, everyday miracles, and the extraordinary impact of ordinary angels among us.

But here's the best part—you have the chance to be an angel too! By buying tickets to see Ordinary Angels, you're not only treating yourself to an incredible cinematic experience, but you're also contributing to a noble cause. 

The filmmakers have teamed up with RIP Medical Debt to turn your generosity into a force for good. Every dollar you donate eliminates a whopping $100 in medical debt. Together, our goal is to erase $10,000,000 in medical debt relief, making a life-changing impact on families in need. Your support can make the impossible possible!

So, what are you waiting for? Grab your friends, family, and even your neighbors, and secure your tickets for Ordinary Angels today! Let's come together as a community, share in this extraordinary story, and make a real difference in the lives of those facing medical debt.

Join the movement, spread the word, and let's be the ordinary angels that transform lives!  Donate here: ordinaryangels.movie/rip

Tickets are on sale now! Get your tickets to the movie here!

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Visit the Ordinary Angels website. Buy your tickets here. Make a difference here.

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The Little Glampers Retreat with Teddy Bear Turndown Service at The Westin Stonebriar Golf Resort & Spa Creates Happy Childhood Memories!

If you are looking for a luxurious family getaway or a Mommy-and-Me trip to create happy childhood memories, the Westin Dallas Stonebriar Golf Resort & Spa in Frisco should be at the top of your list! My family recently visited this stunning resort and had an unforgettable experience thanks to the Little Glamper's Retreat package that includes a tent with twinkling lights and Teddy Bear Turndown Service with teddy bears, milk, and delicious cookies!  In todays post, I'll tell you more about the Westin Dallas Stonebriar Golf Resort & Spa in Frisco and our personal experience staying at the hotel for the Little Glamper's Retreat, visiting the Top Golf Swing Suite, and eating at the beautiful restaurants.

Our experience started as soon as we checked in! My boys were thrilled that the hotel gifted them oversized Easter eggs that were filled with treats! This was an unexpected surprise that my boys loved!

The eggs were packed with gourmet cookies, candy, bath toys, coloring sheets, and more! All of the contents were incredible. The chocolate covered Oreos were our favorite treat!

Upon arrival to our room, my youngest son was thrilled to find a whimsical tent, creating the perfect space for an indoor camping experience. 

As the evening rolled around, they were treated to a special turndown service with milk and fresh cookies. These oversized cookies and jugs of milk were the ultimate dessert!  While we visited for a family vacation experience, you'll noticed that this would also be a nice way to celebrate your child's birthday!

The fun didn't stop there.  The Westin Stonebriar Golf Resort & Spa has family friendly entertainment for all ages! Our teen loved the Top Golf Swing Suite! You'll want to make your reservation in advance because this is a popular activity. You may book for one hour or longer.  You have the option to just play or additionally order food and beverages during your session.

We visited for one hour and realized that we could have stayed even longer because it's much more engaging than we imagined!  We initially thought that this would be entertaining for our teen, but our entire family loved it.  The virtually immersive environment included more than golf. They also offered baseball, soccer, carnival games, zombie dodgeball, and more! My teen's favorite activity was baseball.

My youngest will tell you that golf was the best!

Personally, the zombie dodgeball game was my favorite activity. My husband will tell you that the carnival games were the best! In any case, the virtually immersive environment kept us busy and helped my boys to get their energy out!

The package also included access to the resort's stunning heated outdoor pool.  My family enjoyed swimming in the evening. This is one of the best kept secrets because many people may not realize that the pool is heated and enjoyable at this time of year! (There is also a waterslide that is open in summer!)

If you visit in summer, the cabanas look cozy with comfortable furniture, curtains, a ceiling fan, tv, and button to call for food.  We haven't visited in summer yet, but this is at the top of our wishlist!

The resort offers three different restaurants with a variety of delicious options to suit everyone's tastes. 

The way to my tween's heart is through food. He loved this generously sized Bison burger with chips!

My husband had a quinoa and black bean burger with chips. He was also thrilled with his meal!

My youngest son split a Southern style chicken sandwich and chips with me. You may notice a trend that we all ordered sandwiches and chips.  After working out in the Top Golf Swing Suite, we craved sandwiches and chips.  We all loved our meals!

We also ordered breakfast in the morning. There is a fabulous kids meal that comes with egg whites, cheese, sausage, tomatoes, and toast. 

My boys have already asked to go back for this breakfast alone!

Finally, I have to reflect on the ultra-soft beds and our little glamper's tent. The Westin is well known for their comfortable beds and sleek decor.  After our busy evening, we slept like babies!  Even our youngest told us that he had the best night of sleep in the tent!

Here are a few photos of the bathroom. The bright white bathroom fits the luxury spa theme of the hotel perfectly!

This may seem like a strange thing to highlight, but I have to share that the Westin Heavenly towels are incredibly soft!  One of my pet peeves at hotels is when the towels are thin and/or rough.  I have nice towels at home and sometimes feel disappointed in hotel towels. The Westin's Heavenly towels are fabulous!  They are thick and soft for a spa-like experience!

With so many activities to choose from, my family never ran out of things to do. Overall, our visit to The Westin Dallas Stonebriar Golf Resort & Spa was a huge success. The Little Glamper's Retreat package provided a perfect blend of luxury and comfort, creating whimsical childhood memories that my kids will never forget. If you're looking for a family-friendly getaway, I highly recommend checking out this amazing resort.

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The Westin Dallas Stonebriar Golf Resort & Spa is where family-friendly meets luxury. An ideal retreat for business or leisure travelers in Frisco, Texas, the resort offers a wide-array of amenities, events and offerings. Ideally located near top Frisco/Plano/Dallas attractions, the resort provides a rare destination to gather, connect and experience laidback luxury with plenty of room to roam. With the onsite spa, a resort pool with cabanas and a waterslide, the Topgolf Swing Suite, and access to the Fazio Golf Course at Stonebriar Country Club, there are limitless activities to do while on and off property. The Westin Dallas Stonebriar Golf Resort & Spa is the only resort in Frisco that provides grandeur accommodations alongside extensive event spaces and locally inspired dining, all situated in a serene and spacious setting.

The Westin Dallas Stonebriar Golf Resort & Spa is located at 1549 Legacy Drive Frisco, Texas, USA 75034. Visit the website or call 972-668-8000 for more information.

Guests can reserve The Little Glamper's Retreat package here.

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Thursday, April 4, 2024

🌸 Introducing L’Occitane's 2024 Mother’s Day Collection!

We're beyond thrilled to unveil our absolute favorite brand for Mother's Day -  L'Occitane! While we typically feature a wide array of brands, the sheer elegance and unparalleled quality of L'Occitane's offerings have captivated us this season, prompting us to focus exclusively on their incredible products! Keep reading to learn more about their newest products and some of our favorite sets for Mother's Day! (Spoiler alert - this is a great time of year to stock up on your favorite L'Occitane products because their gift sets are a great value! The gift sets will save you money over buying the products individually. They also come in pretty boxes!)

Let's start with their newest products - L'Occitane’s new Barbotine and Noble Epine Collections! Just in time to embrace the blossoming spring, there are two new enchanting collections: Barbotine and Noble Epine. These collections are more than just fragrances; they're encapsulated experiences, filled with the freshness and vibrancy of spring. Featuring a delightful range of fragrances, body lotions, hand creams, and shower gels, the Noble Epine collection even includes an extra touch of luxury with a perfumed soap, promising an indulgent bathing experience like no other.

Now, let's dive into the incredible gift sets and individual products that will make this Mother’s Day truly unforgettable:

🌷Immortelle Divine Collection: Prepare to be swept away by the luxury of the Immortelle Divine Collection. Each product in this set is a true skincare gem that I've personally fallen head over heels for. From the transformative Immortelle Divine Cream to the rejuvenating Immortelle Divine Eyes, these products work harmoniously to bestow a radiant glow upon the skin, leaving it feeling nourished, revitalized, and utterly divine.

In my personal experience, the Immortelle Divine Collection is what I use in the evenings before I go to bed. My 40-something year old skin soaks up the Immortelle Divine formulations and does heavy duty work while I sleep! This is my favorite line!

🌷Precious & Reset Collection: Elevate Mom's skincare routine with the opulent Precious & Reset Collection. Having incorporated each product into my own skincare regimen, I can attest to their remarkable efficacy. The Precious Cream, Precious Serum, and Reset Tripeptide Cream work synergistically to lavish the skin with hydration, restoring its youthful vitality and luminosity with every application.

In my personal experience, I use the Precious & Reset Collection in the mornings. I also use it after my mid-day workouts. I love that this formula is lighter and moisturizes my dry skin.

🌷Almond Connection: Treat Mom to a sensory delight with the Almond Connection set. I've personally experienced the sheer indulgence of each product in this collection, and let me tell you, it's a game-changer. From the luxurious Almond Shower Oil to the sumptuous Almond Milk Concentrate, these products cocoon the skin in rich hydration, leaving it irresistibly soft, smooth, and delicately scented with the comforting aroma of almond.

In my personal experience, I use Almond Connection products throughout the year because I have dry skin and this game-changing formula helps to soften and smooth my skin. The scent is pretty too!

🌷Noble Epine Shower Gel: Transport Mom to a fragrant paradise with the Noble Epine Shower Gel. I've indulged in the captivating floral scent of this shower gel, and let me tell you, it's an experience like no other. Not only does it cleanse gently, but it also leaves behind a mesmerizing fragrance that lingers delicately on the skin, enveloping Mom in a veil of botanical bliss.

In my personal experience, this new product is sure to be a big hit! Just as you would expect from L'Occitane products, this shower gel gently cleanses, softens, and leave a pretty scent! 

🌷Barbotine Shower Gel: Elevate Mom's daily shower routine with the luxurious Barbotine Shower Gel. I've personally reveled in the refreshing essence of barbotine, and let me assure you, it's sheer bliss in a bottle. With its delicate floral notes, this shower gel transforms an ordinary shower into a pampering retreat, leaving Mom feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and utterly indulged.

In my personal experience, The Barbotine line is among my favorites because of the pretty floral notes.  This pampering shower gel is gentle and rejuvenating. The light scent is pretty!

🌷Osmanthus Set: Delight Mom with the enchanting Osmanthus Set, a true sensory delight that I've had the pleasure of experiencing firsthand. From the refreshing Osmanthus Shower Gel to the hydrating Osmanthus Body Milk, this set captures the essence of spring in a beautifully scented duo that will leave Mom feeling refreshed, revitalized, and utterly pampered.

In my personal experience, I started using products from the Osmathus line last year. It quickly became one of my favorite scents.   This set comes with shower gel and body milk to pamper skin.  I love using it in the morning to start the day with a pretty scent that isn't overpowering!

This Mother’s Day, celebrate the extraordinary women in your life with the timeless elegance and indulgence of L'Occitane. Hurry and explore the collection now, available in stores nationwide and online at L'Occitane.com. Trust us, this Mother’s Day will be one for the books! 🌷

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Wednesday, April 3, 2024

DIY Pirate Themed Easter Egg Hunt and DIY Treat Cannon

In today's post, we'll share ideas for a Pirate Themed Easter Egg Hunt! We start with an Easter basket that contains a treasure map, share a few fun ideas to include in the egg hunt, and end with a color-your-own pirate ship that contains a treasure chest full of treasure in the form of golden eggs and gem eggs.  We then share two DIY Cannon Projects - a DIY Large Snack Cannon and DIY Mini Candy Cannon.  

Project The Pirate Themed Easter Egg Hunt Supplies

I listed the item numbers for the Easter egg hunt items that are from Oriental Trading so that it's easy for you to find the exact items if you search on their website. 
Step 1 - Create a Treasure Map and X's to mark the location of treasure
Create a treasure map that gives clues for your child to follow. Personally, our son is still learning the difference between left and right, so we added an educational component to our Easter treasure hunt by using colorful X's to mark spots that he then needed to take 3 steps to the left or 3 steps to the right to find treasure. The dashes indicate the bottom of the X. For instance, there are eggs on the other side of the couch here which required him to take 3 steps to the right below.

Step 2 - Set up a Pirate Ship Playhouse
We used the trendy Color Your Own Pirate Ship Playhouse from Oriental Trading.  It's super easy to set up and is sure to help create a wonderful childhood memory! 

Step 3 - Stuff and hide Pirate Themed Eggs 
We have a few pirate themed eggs in our collection.  

We placed the Sea Creature Plastic Easter Eggs around the Pirate Ship Playhouse so that we could pretend that the pirate ship and sea creatures were swimming.  We also placed some of the Noah's Ark Plastic Easter Eggs around the pirate ship.

We filled a treasure chest basket with the Metallic Golden Easter Eggs and the Jumbo Diamond Plastic Easter Eggs. We also randomly hid some of these golden eggs and gem eggs throughout the house.

Finally, we created a large snack cannon. This is an easy DIY project, but be sure to be very careful when you use them and to wear protective gear. Never leave children unsupervised with the cannon and don't shoot stuff out of it too hard.  Let me share the details.

Project: Large Snack Cannon (Sling shot style)

  • 1 concrete tube (This is made from cardboard. You will find these in the fencing section of most home improvement stores)
  • 1 exercise resistance band
  • 1 can of black spray paint
  • 1 paper plate
  • 1 roll of black masking tape
  • 1 roll of white masking tape
  • 1 pair of scissors
  • 1 or more cases of Pirate's Booty to launch from the cannon


1. Drill two holes into the side of the cardboard tube. Drill two more holes directly across from the previous two.

2. Lace the resistance band through the holes and tie knots.

3. Paint the cardboard tube with the black spray paint and allow to dry. (We removed the resistance band before spray painting and then reinserted it after the paint dried.)

4. Cut the paper plate from one edge to the center and then form a cone that easily fits into the cardboard tube. Err on the side of it being slightly smaller in diameter so that it will fall out of the cannon easily.

5. Use the black masking tape on the edges of the cannon to make the edges look cleaner.

6. Create cardboard wheels and tape them to the side of the cannon.  

7. Fill the cannon with Pirate's Booty and then use the resistance band like a slingshot to launch the snacks! 

8. Be safe when using this cannon and never let children play with it. Here are some tips. Be sure that no one will be hit by anything that shoots out of the cannon, including the contents or the resistance band.  We have everyone wear protective gear and googles. We launch the snacks in the opposite direction of everyone and then let our children run to grab the snacks after the launch.  Only my husband and I operate the cannon; never children.  We are careful when launching items so that things do not fly too far and hit anything. We never pull too hard on the resistance band, since it could potentially rip or snap back. 

Enjoy your Easter Egg Hunt, Mates!

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