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Toyota Venza: Midsize Crossover Thoughtfully Integrates Tech for Convenience

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

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

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

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

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 #SiennaDiaries

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

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 »

6 Family Road Trip Essentials #SiennaDiaries

6 Family Road Trip Essentials #SiennaDiaries
January 27, 2014 Comments Off

We’re a hop-in-the-car-and-go kind of family and for adventures that are close to home and also faraway. We’re lucky to live day trip distance to the water to feel the sand between our toes in the summer, close enough to ... Read More »

Will Toyota #SiennaDiaries Convert Me to a Minivan Mom?

Will Toyota #SiennaDiaries Convert Me to a Minivan Mom?
January 18, 2014 Comments Off

This post was written as part of involvement in the compensated Toyota #SiennaDiaries program but all opinions are my own and those of my family. When I look at cars and ponder a future purchase, I tend to ignore minivans ... Read More »

Nissan Versa Note: Affordably Priced Compact is Small But Mighty {sponsored}

Nissan Versa Note: Affordably Priced Compact is Small But Mighty {sponsored}
December 17, 2013 Comments Off

When thinking about our next family car, I don’t tend to gravitate towards compacts but there are times that I surprise myself by thinking I’d consider a car like the 2014 Nissan Versa Note SV ($15,990 base price) as we ... Read More »