Janice - Celebrating Family

Arizona Diamondbacks Games: Tips for Affordable Family Fun

My family loves sports and attending sporting events is always a treat. However, it seems like most of the teams in my part of the country make it difficult for hard-working families to attend a game. Parking is very expensive at many locations, outside food and drinks are a no-no, venue food items are pricey, […]

These Boots Were Made for Hiking – Timberland at KicksUSA

I love going on hikes and taking walks outdoors. Not much matches the feeling of a breeze on my face, the sun on my back, and a trail before me. In Arizona we can hike nearly year-round and we have a variety of hiking trails and mountains at our disposal. I prefer to wear hiking […]

DIY Bird Feeder: Up-Cycle Tutorial

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, INC. and The Coca-Cola Company, all opinions are mine alone. #HonestSustainabiliTEA #RefreshinglyHonest #CollectiveBiasIf you love up-cycling, you are going to love this fun, easy, and green project. I love many drinks that happen to come in plastic bottles and while I always recycle my plastic bottles, it […]

6 Benefits of Road Tripping in the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

I drove the 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid during spring break and was pleasantly surprised at how it added value to our Arizona to California road trip. I found the RAV4 fun to drive, comfortable, and technologically advanced. If you are looking for a solid vehicle for your road-tripping family, check out these six benefits of […]

5 Tips for Healthy Hair and Skin (Plus Sweepstakes Info)

This post was sponsored by Nature Made as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. When I was younger, my hair was always amazing, even when I did not try. Now that I am over 40, I find my hair is not quite what […]

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Disney’s live action version of Beauty and the Beast is hitting theaters this month with beautiful cinematography, familiar characters, a message of love, adventure, and more than a little controversy (I will address that later).  This live action iteration of a familiar fairy tale is pleasantly true to Disney’s animated version and includes songs from the […]

Doctor Strange (2016) Blu-Ray Extras

When Doctor Strange hit theaters in 2016, I said it was a fantastic journey with a compelling story-line, jaw-dropping effects, and a hero you can (eventually) root for. Doctor Strange is now available on Blu-Ray and the journey is even better. The Blu-Ray includes many special features including deleted scenes, the gag reel, and an exclusive look […]

Entenmann’s Strawberry Yogurt Muffins Little Bites (Plus $25 giveaway)

Little Bites® Strawberry Yogurt Muffins have been a favorite seasonal flavor but are now available nationwide and year-round! These sweet treats are made with real strawberries and come in portable pouches that are great for breakfast or snacking on-the-go. Each pouch has less than 200 calories, is a good source of calcium and vitamin D, and does […]

The LEGO Batman Movie

I have a confession to make. I have never really been a big Batman fan. Batman has always seemed gloomy and dark to me. I first met LEGO Batman in the instant classic, the LEGO Movie. I was quite surprised when he quickly became my favorite character in the movie. He was clever, sarcastic, compulsive, and […]

Matilda the Musical

Matilda the Musical is playing at ASU Gammage February 5 through February 12. Click here for other tour locations. From the opening scene, Matilda the Musical reels you in and takes you on a journey through the difficulties of childhood in a dysfunctional family. Based on the classic Roald Dahl children’s book, Matilda, the musical tells […]

The Space Between Us (Movie Review)

The Space Between Us is a coming of age story like no other. The movie tells the inspirational story of a boy raised on Mars who falls in love with a girl on Earth, struggles with his identity and purpose, and seeks a sense of belonging. Although the story is unique, the issues he faces […]

Classic Potato Salad

I grew up eating white potato salad and it is one of my all-time favorite comfort foods. It reminds me of family gatherings, parties, and picnics and it makes me feel happy. I am not a fan of yellow potato salad at all and you will never catch me serving it. Why would I when […]