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2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata: Why One Dad Traded Practicality for Fun for the Purpose of This Review

2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata: Why One Dad Traded Practicality for Fun for the Purpose of This Review
April 6, 2015 2 Comments »

I love testing cars but since I’m not so proficient at driving an automatic, I had to outsource this review to my convertible loving husband, Jim. Yes, his first assignment as a contributor was truly a hardship as I enjoyed ... Read More »

Car Buying for Today’s Families: Understanding Habits & Electric Options #NextGenVolt

Car Buying for Today’s Families: Understanding Habits & Electric Options #NextGenVolt
January 30, 2015 3 Comments »

This is a sponsored post written from my experience with She Buys Cars and Chevrolet at the Washington Auto Show’s press day. Did you know that the average car on the road is 11 years old? Whether you’re in the ... Read More »

7 Reasons to Attend an Auto Show as a Family

7 Reasons to Attend an Auto Show as a Family
January 26, 2015 8 Comments »

I happen to love a good auto show. Gorgeous glossy cars as far as the eye can see combined with the intoxicating scent of leather makes me downright giddy as I hop from car to car, dreaming about what my ... Read More »

Toyota Venza: Midsize Crossover Thoughtfully Integrates Tech for Convenience

Toyota Venza: Midsize Crossover Thoughtfully Integrates Tech for Convenience
July 18, 2014 Comments Off on Toyota Venza: Midsize Crossover Thoughtfully Integrates Tech for Convenience

I know that one day our beloved Volvo XC wagon will need to be replaced by another vehicle and when that day comes, I’ll be armed with all sorts of knowledge about comparable vehicles in order to make the best ... Read More »

Kia Embraces Luxury With K900 Sedan

Kia Embraces Luxury With K900 Sedan
June 18, 2014 1 Comment »

In an impressive move to compete with car brands known for luxury, Kia Motors America expands their car lineup with the 2015 Kia K900. At first glance, the front details may remind you of the front of a Jaguar F-Type while ... Read More »

2014 Kia Cadenza: Premium Features Provide Ultimate Luxury in Affordable Vehicle

2014 Kia Cadenza: Premium Features Provide Ultimate Luxury in Affordable Vehicle
May 19, 2014 1 Comment »

If Kia makes you think of hamsters from past Super Bowl ads, there’s another side of the brand that screams luxury and is well represented in the Kia Cadenza. Last summer I had the opportunity to attend a posh DC ... Read More »

Stilettos and Minivans- Why Parents Shouldn’t to Compromise Their Cool #SiennaDiaries

Stilettos and Minivans- Why Parents Shouldn’t to Compromise Their Cool #SiennaDiaries
May 14, 2014 Comments Off on Stilettos and Minivans- Why Parents Shouldn’t to Compromise Their Cool #SiennaDiaries

I am being compensated as part of the 3 month long #SiennaDiaries series but all opinions are my own and based on our experiences with the Toyota Sienna.  “You’ll never wear those,” my husband challenged me as I plucked a ... Read More »

Continuing Toyota’s Commitment to Social Good by Giving Back to Our Humane Society #SiennaDiaries

Continuing Toyota’s Commitment to Social Good by Giving Back to Our Humane Society #SiennaDiaries
April 1, 2014 Comments Off on Continuing Toyota’s Commitment to Social Good by Giving Back to Our Humane Society #SiennaDiaries

I am being compensated as part of the 3 month long #SiennaDiaries series but all opinions are my own and based on our experiences with the Toyota Sienna.  One of the requirements for our family’s participation in the 3 month ... Read More »

7 Reasons Why the Toyota Sienna is Perfect for Large Dogs #SiennaDiaries

7 Reasons Why the Toyota Sienna is Perfect for Large Dogs #SiennaDiaries
March 31, 2014 Comments Off on 7 Reasons Why the Toyota Sienna is Perfect for Large Dogs #SiennaDiaries

This post is part of a 3 month long series in partnership with Toyota for the compensated #SiennaDiaries program but all opinions are my own.  Three years ago we adopted our Yellow Labrador, Oliver, from a local rescue organization and ... Read More »

31 Car Themed Songs for Your Next Road Trip

31 Car Themed Songs for Your Next Road Trip
February 24, 2014 Comments Off on 31 Car Themed Songs for Your Next Road Trip

I am being compensated as part of the 3 month long #SiennaDiaries series but all opinions are my own.  The secret to any great road trip is great music. Whether driving to music that matches your mood, choosing tunes for ... Read More »