Monthly Archives: February 2015

Color Vibe 5K Color Run + Giveaway! #TumEYummies

This post is sponsored. All products mentioned and reviewed on this page are compliments of Tum-E Yummies. All opinions of the products are my own.

In a couple of weeks I’ll be attending the Color Vibe race in Dallas.  I’m so excited about this because I’ve never been.  I’ve heard a lot of friends talk about it and it always seems like so much fun!  

To get ready for the big race we made our own Color Your World kit with colorful accessories to wear during the race.

Like some fun shades perhaps?

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One of the greatest things about doing a color run is that this is your chance to let loose and have fun. Some race participants even dress up in costume.  This is the time to have fun with COLOR!

We made some mustache necklaces to wear:

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Color bands and hair ties:

These are so easy to make with elastic you can find at any craft store.

White shirts are great to wear because you are going to get drenched in color.  I got our family some tie-dye shirts because….well, why not?


The more colorful the better!  Wear as MUCH color as you want to.  The color used at Color VibeTM races is 100% safe, edible, biodegradable, and beautiful. I love seeing the look in people’s faces during the Color Vibe race…it just looks like everyone is having so much FUN!

We are going to bring snacks and some colorful Tum-E Yummies drinks to the race.  Tum-E Yummies is a proud sponsor of Color VibeTM, a 5K color run or walk that’s known for family-friendly fun.  Tum-E Yummies are perfect for this race because they come in all different colors and flavors.


Color VibeTM is a color-blast 5K race for all ages that is all about having fun for the whole family while getting covered from head to toe with splashes of color.

Tum-E Yummies will be onsite at the race in Dallas offering free samples, giveaways and an interactive photo experience to capture colorful photos of race participants after visiting the Tum-E Yummies tent for colorful face paint, glitter, hair color and temporary tattoos – a colorful keepsake of the fun day you and your family will experience.

Tum-E Yummies is a line of fruit-flavored, non-carbonated drinks for kids, providing 100% daily value of vitamins C, B6, and B12 at only 50 calories per a bottle in a spill-proof sports cap bottle, perfect for on-the-go fun and refreshment!


Two (2) race tickets for the Color Vibe 5K race in Dallas, TX on March 14, 2015 by leaving a comment below telling me why you would love to go.

AND get $5.00 off race registration for the Dallas, TX race by using the promotional code “PARTY

Don’t forget to create your own Color Your World kit too!

Beverly Goldberg Quote of the Week


If you aren’t watching my favorite show on TV you need to start STAT!  I love The Goldbergs…featuring my favorite 80’s mom Beverly.  Some of the stuff she does and says will have you rolling.  It reminds me so much of my childhood too.

The 80’s totally rocked!  (But I hope shoulder pads don’t ever come back in style…who thought looking like a linebacker was cool?)

What Does Your Heart Sound Like? #HeartbeatSymphony

Our heart is our most important instrument, steadily composing the rhythm of our lives. But imagine if the rhythm of your heart could actually create music.

Dignity Health enlisted the creative genius of Composer Miles Kennedy to create a symphony of human heartbeats that could grow and evolve the more people who joined in. This is where YOU come in!

The whole coalesces to form a highly engaging, personal, ever evolving and growing composition that reflects the personal rhythms of its users.

Go to the Heartbeat Symphony website:

Click “Add Your Heartbeat”


Allow the Dignity Health website temporary access to your webcam so it can take your photo and monitor your heart rate. The heartbeat detection component is based off of an MIT project which allows the application to monitor changes in the blood flow to the face, that are imperceptible to the naked eye, and derives an approximate heartbeat from them.

The application will ask if you want to use the photo that is taken, upload a new photo, or use the brand image of a heart in place of a photo – please choose whichever you are most comfortable with!


Next, you will be given an “instrument” that is unique to your heartbeat. (i.e. Cello, Flute, Drum etc.)


This is such awesome technology.  What does your heart sound like?

Follow along on Facebook, Twitter, & Pinterest

Fun times in Miami

There’s so much more to Miami than just beautiful beaches, although admittedly, it is a great place to soak up the sun. Miami is Florida’s second largest city, and with a population of around 417,000 people- traffic can be hellish, so choose one side of the city and stick to it, to minimise time spent in the car, and maximise time having fun!
Shop ‘til you drop
Miami is a popular place with shoppers, as its home to many huge malls and shopping precincts. Dadeland Mall on North Kendall Drive is a one stop shop for all things retail, and houses stores like Apple, Victoria’s Secret, Sephora and Zara, as well as many high end stores like Hugo Boss, Michael Kors and Louis Vuitton. There are also plenty of coffee houses and eateries to keep you going whilst you shop (Le Macaron being particularly good if you fancy a sweet treat!)
Eat, eat, eat!
There are so many fantastic restaurants in Miami, you will be completely spoiled for choice. Whatever your choice of cuisine, from Chinese to Hungarian, this city has it covered.
If Japanese is your thing, try stylish Makoto at Bal Harbour. Its chic but relaxed dining style transforms seamlessly from the open, bright and airy lunchtime ambiance created by its interior designer who worked closely with Reveal Design. It also boasts an impressive outdoor seating area for after dinner drinks.
Executive chef Makoto Okuwa receives shipments of the freshest ingredient direct from Japan three times a week. Try the king crab with yuzu butter for a delicate but delicious dish you won’t forget in a hurry.
Brunch is also huge in Miami, so you can have a lie in and still grab pancakes or waffles until 2pm most days. Heaven!
Jungle Island Zoo
Jungle Island Zoo located in Watson Island is the perfect family fun day out. The zoo has a wide range of mammals such as Ligers, white lions and Zebus, and guests can take part in many of the exhibits and shows taking place such as Kangaroo Konnection, where you can go and meet some of the zoo’s Kangaroos – it’s not to be missed!
Winding down
Relax and unwind after a long day of shopping with a cocktail in the Broken Shaker on Indian Creek Drive whilst enjoying the view over South Beach.
From shopping to good food to animals – welcome to Miami!

Ludi Gift Box: Fun Surprises are Always Wrapped in Pretty Bows


A few days ago I received this pretty package on my doorstep from Ludi Gift Boxes.  It was wrapped so beautifully.  What is Ludi you ask?

LUDI GiftBox was founded to make the gifting experience simple and meaningful without sacrificing the delight factor. Everyone loves getting a gift but giving a gift isn’t always the easiest. LUDI, which stands for “Let Us Do It”, is redefining the gifting process with our unique gift boxes that are filled with special, gift-worthy items.

Or, for a truly personalized gift our Custom LUDI Gift Boxes are specially tailored for each person, budget and celebration. From hunting for the ideal gift to tying the bow, LUDI does all the work. Send your LUDI GiftBox now or learn more at How it Works.


Everything was presented beautifully and my items were sent based on what I like and enjoy.  You could tell there was a lot of thought put into my Ludi Box.  BBP_0581

I received the cutest coffee lovers package including a black & white mug & spoon set, cocoa, and “The Java Mama” chalkboard tray was soooooo adorable!
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I could tell that even though I didn’t personally purchase these items, they identified with me in every way.  If I have a gift to give someone (which I constantly struggle with what to give) I’m headed to Ludi!

Here’s how it works:

Go to Custom LUDI Gift Boxes and choose the occasion.
Pick your budget. Gift Boxes start at $50 with a flat rate of $10 for shipping.
Tell us a little (or a lot) about the occasion and the recipient. The more you describe, the more tailored the GiftBox will be.

You’re done, now it’s our turn. 
We hunt for unique gift items that fit the occasion and the recipient to create a one-of-a-kind Gift Box.  We put together everything in our beautiful Signature white Gift Box, wrap it with a bow and ship it directly to the recipient or to you for handing it over.

We send you an e-mail with details on the gift items we selected and what we loved about them.

Thank you LUDI for my lovely package it made my day and I can’t wait to make someone elses 🙂