Guardians of the Galaxy opens everywhere August 1

Guardians of the Galaxy

Last week I attended a special press screening of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy here in Seattle. I was not disappointed. I'm not a crazy huge fan girl, I haven't read comic books since I was a … [Read more...]

Dusty soars into theaters! Planes Fire & Rescue

Free Fire & Rescue Printables

Dusty is back! Make sure you check out these activities with everyone's favorite crop duster. Download the activities below FOR FREE! This weekend, we saw Planes: Fire & Rescue this … [Read more...]

RSVP for the #Ready4Preschool Twitter Party!

Ready4Preschool-Twitter-Party-7-30

This post has been compensated by Collective Bias®, Inc and it's advertiser. Do you love a good Twitter Party?  You know I do, and I am totally excited to host a party about how to help your child … [Read more...]

Mini Baked Alaska with a Twist

Mini Baked Alaska with Twinkies #TwinkieCookbook #Sponsored #MC

I wrote this review while participating in a campaign for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Twinkies. I received samples and a promotional item to thank me for participating. I remember … [Read more...]

The tiny details of baby gear for new parents.

This is a sponsored post as part of my Philips AVENT ambassadorship. It contains affiliate links where I earn a little bit of income. As always, my opinions are my own. Dear new mom, I bet … [Read more...]

Grilled Cod with Lime and Lemongrass Kefir Curry Sauce

Make my Grilled Cod with Lime and Lemongrass Kefir Curry Sauce tonight! #KefirCreations #Shop

This shop inspired by kefir curry has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #KefirCreations #Collective Bias   You've had kefir right? … [Read more...]

RSVP for the #Phones4School Twitter Party!

#Phones4School Twitter Party #Shop

This post has been compensated by Collective Bias®, Inc and it's advertiser. Do you love a good Twitter Party?  You know I do, and I am totally excited to host a party about Back to School … [Read more...]

Seattle Pool Party: Paul Frank Summer Lovin!

Seattle Pool Party

We've been experiencing quite the heat wave in Seattle.  I know for the rest of you who live in other parts of the country, you're used to this weather, but we are not. We're kind of big babies about … [Read more...]

It’s time to end childhood hunger.

childhood hunger fact

This sponsored discussion about childhood hunger is made possible by ConAgra foods and The Motherhood. There are 8,000 playgrounds full of children that don't know where their next meal is … [Read more...]

Hey look! The Maven has a new domain!

It started in 2010. I was in Nicole Donnelly's kitchen and we were talking blogging strategy. I don't remember exactly what she asked me, but I answered her in a nano-second. Nicole says "You're just … [Read more...]

Summer Recipe: Strawberry Sandwich Cookies

Summer Recipe Strawberry Sandwich Cookies

You guys, I came across this really amazing, really easy recipe for strawberry sandwich cookies. I have loved those vanilla wafer cookies since I was a kid, and the idea of combining them with … [Read more...]

Changes after pregnancy, including your friends, boobs and light bladder leakage.

Changes after pregnancy, including your friends, boobs and light bladder leakage #PoisewithSAM #sponsored

I've written about my changes after pregnancy and light bladder leakage as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. #PoisewithSAM.  I've read a lot of books on the subject, spent way to much time … [Read more...]