You definitely want to sit down for this!  I know there are many of you that are Disney FROZEN fans.  Well guess what!!  This GIVEAWAY is just what you’re looking for.  Even if you’re not a Frozen fan, I am sure someone you know is.  Ready for the awesome news???  My self and a group of Arizona bloggers are giving away the coveted and sold out Disney FROZEN Princess Elsa’s Ice Castle LEGO set.  Best news ever right?! I know! I can hardly contain my excitement! 


Disney Frozen LEGO Elsa Castle


This Disney Frozen LEGO set says it’s for ages 6 – 12, but seriously, don’t we all play with LEGOS regardless of how old we are?  I have no shame in saying that I love playing with Legos.  I have found that building LEGOS with my daughter is one of the many things we enjoy doing together.

The giveaway runs from 1/14 to 1/23 so don’t forget to enter for your chance at this awesome Disney Frozen Princess Elsa’s Ice Castle LEGO set. Good luck and I’m rooting for you!

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LEGO Frozen Castle


Manufacturer Info:

Help Olaf and Princess Anna have a cool adventure in Queen Elsa’s magical Ice Castle! LEGO® brand Disney PrincessTM Elsa’s Sparkling Ice Castle includes Elsa and Anna mini-dolls, Olaf, a secret staircase, sleigh and much more Hop aboard the sleigh and join Anna and Olaf as they pay a visit to Queen Elsa’s beautiful ice palace for some frosty fun! What will they do first?  Play hide and seek behind the secret staircase, or go skating around the castle? They could ski down the ice hill or prepare frozen treats in the castle’s ice cream bar and then get ready for a picnic in the snow under the magnificent icicle tree. It’s all up to you! First have fun building Elsa’s Sparkling Ice Castle. Then it’s time to play! Includes Queen Elsa and Princess Anna mini-doll figures, plus Olaf the snowman.

• Includes Queen Elsa and Princess Anna mini-doll figures, plus Olaf the snowman
• Features a castle with icicle tree, sleigh, secret staircase, ice cream bar, bed and an ice hill
• Accessories include skis, ice skates, glittery wall elements, decorative stickers, 2 capes, tiara, hair bow and a carrot nose for Olaf
• Make the secret staircase appear and disappear
• Prepare tasty frozen treats in the kitchen for a picnic in the snow with Olaf
• Ski down the ice hill with Elsa and Anna (and discover a secret hideaway inside!)
• Follow the movie story or create your own adventures inspired by these brand-new DisneyTM princesses
• Elsa’s Sparkling Ice Castle measures over 9” (23cm) high, 7” (20cm) wide and 4” (11cm) deep
• Sleigh measures over 2” (6cm) long, 1” (4cm) wide and under 1” (2cm) high

Suggested Age 6+
292 Pieces
ARV: $39.99


Lego Kids Fest Arizona

Have you heard of the Award-winning LEGO KidsFest? Well guess what?!! It’s returning to the Phoenix area. How exciting!!! I’m not sure who’s more excited, my 10-year-old or myself.   There will be so many hands on activities! What a great way to spend time with your family. It will be held at Glendale’s University of Phoenix Stadium. This interactive event will run Feb. 27 – March 1, 2015


LEGO KidsFest features dozens of new activities and popular favorites on the three-acre show floor.  New activities for this year’s visit include LEGO Mindstorms, LEGO Movie, LEGO Fusion, LEGO Disney Princess, the Mixels, a LEGO Superheroes area and more. Once again, show-goers can enjoy the LEGO Model Museum, Race Ramps, Creation Nation, Construction Zone, LEGO DUPLO, LEGO Retail store and LEGO KidsFest Marketplace, the Big Brick Pile, LEGO Ninjago and more. Keep Reading

Life if better when someone makes you laugh

Do you have that one person in your life that just cracks you up?  You know… that one that keeps you healthy and laughing on a daily basis. Yeah, for me it’s my 9 year-old daughter (she’ll 10 this month). That child always says the silliest things. Here are some of the crazy shenanigans she said when she was 6.  Anyhow, she has had me busting a gut all week.  I wish I didn’t have the memory of an old fart because I can’t remember everything, but I do remember some of the things she said… or did. Keep Reading

Ed’s Award Winning Chili Recipe

It’s fall, the weather is cooling down and it’s chili making time.  My taste buds are acting up just thinking of the scrumptious taste of good chili.  And because I’m humble (word used loosely)  I won’t mention that my chili is in fact Award Winning Chile. haha. For four years straight I submitted this recipe in a chili cook-off and won first place every time. An ironic thing was one year the prize was a recipe book for CHILI.  ha. It kind of made me chuckle. Why in the world would you give someone that won a Chili cook-off  a recipe book on how to make chili. haha. It still makes me cackle at the thought.

Anyhow, I have kept my chili recipe top-secret for many years… until now. Oh wait… I just had a deceitful flashback. There was once a time when someone asked me a very difficult question {can I get your recipe}.  I was stupefied at that simple question. I went blank. I started twitching. I was desperately trying to figure out how I could get out of it. I thought I was going to have a panic attack because I don’t like to say no to people and I REALLY wanted to say no to this nameless person. But y’all can relax because as quickly as I was dumbstruck with that difficult question a light bulb went off. Well it kind of flickered…. in agony.

I remembered an episode from the TV show, Everybody Loves Raymond when Marie left out an ingredient so Debra {her daughter in law} looked like an incompetent cook. I figured if it’s done on TV why not do it in real life.  Yup! I sure did scoop down to that level.  I gave this nameless person the recipe to my award wining chili… BUT I left out my “secret” ingredient.  Yes, I know…. that was deceitful of me, but in my defense, I didn’t want that nameless person to enter MY chili in the chili cook-off so I had no other choice.  Come on, you would’ve done the same thing right? If not, just humor me and say I was in the right! HA!

My award-winning chili is ridiculously easy to make. Gosh, I still can’t believe I’m about to do this. So here’s the big reveal….. {insert drum roll}



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Roaring Fork & Blended


Last month I was lucky enough to be invited to attend an evening in Scottsdale to dine with a group of bloggers. The event was hosted by Roaring Fork restaurant as well as Blended Conference.  Prior to this event, I hadn’t  heard of Roaring Fork and was in AWE mode as soon as I walked into the doors.  The restaurant was absolutely beyond beautiful.  As soon as I was seated, I was offered the most amazing drink ever! I had a bottomless cup of Huckleberry Lemonade.   Throughout the e vening we were able to taste many items on the menu .   In reality, we were given more than what we could eat, but since I like to eat, I ate pretty much everything that was put in front of me.  Keep Reading