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Marc and I got engaged on Christmas Eve 1998. I remember thinking that my engagement ring was the most beautiful ring in the world. It was a simple 1-carat Princess-cut solitaire, set in gold. I loved everything about that ring and what it represented, and I never took it off. Fast forward two years later, […]

March 20, 2019

St. Patrick’s Day has become SO much bigger than when I was a child, so I am always looking for fun little ways or treats for my kids to help celebrate the day. I came across the recipe for these SUPER simple treats and changed it up to fit my kids’ preferences and wanted to […]

March 13, 2019

Years ago, when we were traveling to Australia, we did an overnight layover in Hawaii and I have been obsessed with going back  ever since. Last fall, we decided to take a week and just do it. Being Disney Vacation Club members, we really couldn’t beat the opportunity to use our points to stay at […]

March 11, 2019

  Clara’s castle room definitely needed it’s own en suite bathroom. My old house had ONE bathroom for the four of us and when we were building, I wanted everyone to have their own space (and stay out of mine!) And what better Disney character for a castle bathroom than Ariel? I wanted to incorporate […]

March 4, 2019

When I’m shopping, I tend to buy the same colors over and over again. Blush pinks, creams, grays, anyone? But this winter, I expanded into purple hues and I have been in love. I feel like the lighter shades are universally flattering and look great on every skin tone. (Please disregard the sickled foot in […]

March 4, 2019

So, this one time, I thought it would be a really fun idea to make Chloe and Clara and their three cousins matching outfits for a family trip to Disney World. Let me explain. I was pregnant with Clara and I hated being pregnant, so I was looking for a distraction. I had no idea […]

February 27, 2019

I am often asked how my children deal with social media. Are there any special tips or tricks or advice I give them to deal with the stress (and trolls) that come with sharing our lives and being in the public eye? I wish there was a magical answer, but the truth is, there isn’t. […]

February 25, 2019

I feel it’s so cliché to say “I LOVE to travel!!” but, call me basic, it’s the truth. And because “Dance Moms” was aired in so many different countries, my family has had some really amazing opportunities to travel around the world and meet some fabulous new people. (Trust me, I could wax poetic and […]

February 12, 2019

I have always been a Disney girl. Always. And when I was building our new home, I realized that I had an opportunity to turn Clara’s bedroom into the most magical, sparkly, royal princess room that I could imagine. I really wanted to create something that wasn’t a “typical” princess room with pictures of the […]

February 12, 2019