The Cookie Doughjo {Review and Giveaway}

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One of our “summer bucket list” activities is making cookies, but I was seriously dragging my feet on this one. Why, you ask? Because as much as I love baking, I absolutely cannot bring myself to turn on my oven when it’s so dang hot outside! My kids and I were so excited when we […]

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Discount Offer

Circus coming to Phoenix

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents LEGENDS will play the US Airways Center June 25 – 30, 2014. Keep reading for all the details and a coupon code!   Be sure to arrive early to experience the All Access Pre-Show where families can step onto the arena floor to meet the performers, learn circus skills, […]

15 Reasons to Love SeaWorld


This year marks SeaWorld’s 50th Celebration. I’ve been going since I was a little girl and love being able to share my love of the ocean and marine life with my kids. SeaWorld is so close to Arizona that it can easily be a weekend trip any time of the year! So, I’m sharing with […]

Monster Jam is Coming to Chase Field on Jan 25, 2014

Monster Jam is Coming to Chase Field in Phoenix on Jan 25, 2014

MONSTER JAM RETURNS WITH MORE TRUCKS THAN EVER BEFORE FOR THE ULTIMATE CAR-CRUSHING MONSTER TRUCK ACTION AT CHASE FIELD IN PHOENIX   For one night only, fans will witness the world’s best monster trucks battle it out in the ultimate event of intense speed, racing and destruction as Monster Jam® returns to Phoenix with more trucks […]

Disney On Ice presents Rockin’ Ever After (January 8 – 12, 2014)

Disney on Ice Phoenix

**Featuring the Ice Skating Debut of Merida from Disney•Pixar’s BRAVE** Get ready to rock out with some of the most magical idols of all in Disney On Ice presents Rockin’ Ever After, an all-new live production coming to Phoenix!  A cast of world-class skaters brings your favorite moments from Disney•Pixar’s BRAVE, Tangled, The Little Mermaid […]

Keep the Kids Busy during Winter Break at SEA LIFE


We love visiting the SEA LIFE Aquarium at Arizona Mills Mall.  It’s a nice place to relax and take the kids for a fun outing.  They’ve got some fun activities planned while the kids are out of school over Christmas and New Year’s. Merry Fishmas December 20th – January 5th Celebrate the SEAson at SEA […]

Walmart Family Mobile Unlimited Plans are the Perfect Gift

Walmart Family Mobile Unlimited Plans are the Perfect Gift #FamilyMobileSaves #cbias #shop

Our cell phone contract is up and we’ve been searching for a service provider with great unlimited plans, but we also wanted the lowest price rate plan as well. When we get our new plan, we plan on getting a third phone and line for our daughter as a Christmas gift this year.  It’s going […]

Eat.Bowl.Play at Main Event in Tempe & Giveaway

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Get ready Arizona, the newest family fun center is opening TODAY in Tempe.  EVMG had the opportunity to play at Main Event a couple days during their big pre-opening event. (owners Janice from Celebrating Family and Wendy from Around My Family Table) Main Event is located in Tempe, right next to Ikea at Warner and I-10 […]

Dream Dinners Review

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Reclaiming the Family Meal I made a promise to myself going into this school year: more family dinners. I wanted to reclaim the family meal and sit down to eat dinner as a family. My sons would be busy with activities, but I wanted us make a concerted effort as a family to have that time […]

Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood

My family was recently given tickets to attend Universal Studios Hollywood in California during a summer vacation.  I remember going to Universal Studios when I was in Jr High…it’s totally the same, but has totally changed too!  All my favorites were still there, but they’ve added new favorites too like Whoville, Wisteria Lane, Jurassic Park, […]