9 Reasons to Love Scottsdale Arizona

9 reasons to love Scottsdale Arizona

I was able to visit Scottsdale Arizona recently and received complimentary accommodations, and some food and activities thanks to the Scottsdale Convention and Visitors Bureau and Hyatt Regency Scottsdale. My opinion are always my own. And my opinion of Scottsdale has always been…breathtaking. The Mom 2.0 Summit gave me a great excuse to travel West. I spent [...]

Picky Eaters Rejoice! McDonald’s is about to blow your mind #myperfectsandwich #mcdptr #ad


This post was created in partnership with McDonald’s. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Select McDonald’s locations in the Atlanta Metro area are now letting customers create their perfect burger. And by “burger” I mean any kind of sandwich you like. There are now 8 locations in Metro Atlanta and more throughout the country [...]

HEX Performance Products Gets the Stinky Out #HEXProtects #ad

Maria Smith and RunDisney shirt

Disclosure: I was compensated for this post by HEX Performance. All opinions are my own. HEX Performance products are the next generation of laundry detergents. They are specifically designed to the smells and stains out of athletic gear. This means my tennis outfits won’t smell like yesterday’s match even after going through the wash cycle. [...]

6 Lessons Learned as a St. Jude Blogger

Maria Smith at St. Jude

Last month I spent three days in Memphis learning about St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and all they do for children with cancer and their families. I was part of the St. Jude Blog Ambassador program and my travel, food, and accommodations were covered. The Blog Ambassador program is designed to immerse bloggers from across the [...]

Last Minute and Healthy Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Cinco de Mayo Chicken Burrito Bowl

Cinco de Mayo is tomorrow! If you’re scrambling to find the perfect dishes to celebrate the occasion, look no further. For delicious dishes that won’t overwhelm your waistline, check out these easy to follow authentic recipes from Steve Lindner, go-to healthy chef and founder of Zone Manhattan and the team at bistroMD!   The mouthwatering recipes below are [...]

Great Wolf Lodge deals | 5 MORE ways to save you money

Great Wolf Lodge Concord

My family and I were treated to a media weekend at the Great Wolf Lodge-Concord/Charlotte. We received complimentary or discounted accommodations, dining, and activities while we were there. While I’m always thrilled to be invited somewhere fun, all opinions are my own. Not too long ago I told you about 5 ways to save money [...]