Bravo’s new comedy Odd Mom Out

  Have you ever been the odd mom out? 

Bravo is thrilled to announce our first ever scripted comedy, airing June 8th. Odd Mom Out is perfection! Jill has an interesting perspective into the crazy world of the Upper East Side—where money is no object to her peers and normal every day issues consist of how to get your child into the best private school, which elite cycling class you should attend, or when to add a “Von” to your name to move up a class. Jill hilariously navigates the social scene; to some she may seem odd but for the rest of us, it’s like watching ourselves and scenes from our life being played back one awkward moment at a time.

Watch the Odd Mom Out Trailer here

and why not try out a MOM-osa recipe while you watch:

I don’t spend much time at all watching TV or going to movies so a show has to be pretty funny to keep me interested. I was more than pleasantly surprised to have enjoyed the first episode of Odd Mom Out as much as I did. The kiddos could here us laughing from their rooms and what better to pair up a good comedy than with a refreshing Mom-osa and friends!

Be sure to try out this Mom-ito recipe too!

V.I.M.s Perks Program:

Download Bravo’s mobile app – The Daily Dish and you will be an official  V.I.M. (Very Important Moms) Perks member, with the Daily Dish app, not only can you catch up on your fave Bravo-lebs, but you’ll also be eligible for exclusive VIM (Very Important Moms) discounts from partners.

For more info. check out the V.I.M. Perks Page 

Tune-In to Win Sweepstakes:

Viewers have an opportunity to win $20,000 in each of the first 4 weeks of premiere episodes (starting 6/8 – 6/29) through the Tune-In to Win Sweepstakes.

 Tune in live at 10/9c on Mondays (6/8-6/29) for the secret hashtag and tweet it out to @BravoTV each week for your chance to win!
 Fans who engage early on will be able to take advantage of all of the VIM Perks Program discounts (starting 5/11) and will be entered into the Ultimate VIM Sweeps by sharing the sweeps with their friends using #OddMomOutSweeps and tagging @BravoTV
Head over and like Bravo’s Odd Mom Out Facebook page so you see the live updates.  Also you can catch even more funny video clips on the Odd Mom Out website.  There are several clips beyond the trailer.  
My favorite is the scene has to be from the spin class, go unicorn!
Many thanks to Bravo TV for sponsoring today’s story and encouraging me to be an “Odd Mom Out”!

Down by the Bay

Life’s been a bit crazy for the last couple months,  but finally a moment or serenity. We’ve traded in our green grass for sand and sunshine.
Sorry but my four little southern snowman had enough of the snow to last a lifetime.
Our first official walk to the bay to enjoy the sunset!
Stream managed to carry an eleven foot stick home from the beach, lucky for her our new place has really high ceilings.

Petal Perfect

 Spring has arrived! The flowers are in full bloom, the bees are hard at work, and pollen is on everything.
 I just love the beauty of it all but not the sneezing.

Speaking of, have you seen the latest Kleenex Perfect Fit designs? 
I almost walked past them, so much better that my grandma’s Kleenex box and they are quite literally a perfect fit for my decor!

Our cherry tree, apple tree and the ornamental out front are so lovely with their delicate white and pink flowers,
 I had to bring some of inside. Nothing cheers up a room more than flowers!
 But with four kids at the peak of allergy season we’ll probably be going back for more tissues.

So I made sure to put the Kleenex Perfect Fit close by, on the living room mantel,
 in the piano room and next to my adorable bunny cookie jar I got from sweet Luna for Mother’s Day! 
They fit perfectly in small spaces and even the better in our car cup holder.
 We all need Kleenex every once in a while so I prefer to keep a box out all year round and I’m so glad they decided 
to put some current style into it the packaging so I don’t have to look at my Granny’s Kleenex box.

Make sure to grab the limited packs of Kleenex Perfect Fit at your local Sam’s Club before my next birthday, May 31st, 2015!

It’s all Sunshine, Flowers and Adventures

Everything’s coming up roses…and around here dandelions!
Spring time is when we get outdoors and go on adventures, they can be messy, dirty, muddy and wet, but that’s ok thanks to all free clear! Whether it’s rolling in a field of flowers or  jumping in a puddle, life is worth the pile of laundry waiting for me at the end of the day.

Nothing like playing in the flowers and being covered in yellow pollen from head to toe, like a couple of giant bees.

The dandelions popped like popcorn all over our front yard. When you live organic that’s what happens. The kids love to pick the pretty yellow flowers and give them as treats to our furry family, Sherlock the guinea pig would have been really happy with this year bounty. 

Make a wish….

How about a quick and easier way to do the laundry that’s 100% hypoallergenic!

 All free clear might pacs are great. Not only are they 100% free of dyes and perfumes, they are gentle on skin and safe for all washing machines. 
Finally there’s no more measuring!! Not that I’m accident prone to spills (wink).
Other detergents don’t measure up to all free clear, it has only 9 ingredients and that’s less than half the ingredients of Tide Free & Gentle.
 Today’s post is sponsored by all free clear, but my love for the brand is all my own!

Memories in hand with Lyve app

18 years ago I chose to be a professional photographer, so it’s easy to say that over the years I have taken a few hundred thousands photos, where are they all is a good question! Even my kids can manage to take a hundred in a day and organizing photos is not my Achilles heal. Our generation is defined by digital media and instead of printing them out, they exist in digital files that are spread throughout our tech gadgets and devices. We’re lucky to have come across  the Lyve app, not only can we look through thousands of photos at a swipe, we can easily share them with friends and family as well. 

We have ended up with hundreds of photos scattered over 5 devices in our house and being a photographer I have a pet peeve for disorganized photos, with Lyve we were able to download the free service on all our tablets and phones. So what if there’s 150,000+ photos floating around, now we can take them all with on our phone and the entire photo collection is protected with our Lyve smart storage solutions, photos and videos are backed-up automatically to a local storage drive, so if they get deleted or the device gets lost, any photos and videos are safe!!

The Lyve App: Free and can be installed on the following platforms: iOS, Android, Mac, PC, Kindle. The app consolidates all your photos and videos scattered across multiple devices into a single app for viewing across all those devices it organizes by date in a simple timeline and it continuously imports photos and videos from Dropbox, GoogleDrive, iPhoto and selected desktop photos making it super easy to share photos and videos on FB and Twitter as well as message or email. 

You do not need to have a LyveHome device in order to use the Lyve app so my kids are enjoying sharing their photos and having fun with photography.

The Lyve app Moments Past function is awesome, it highlights your photos from years ago and reminds you of what you were doing on that day last year! I still can’t believe it’s been almost a year since we ran in the marathon relay and watch little E’s in her first ballet recital.
Recently two of our beloved pets passed away, both unexpectedly within 2 weeks or each other. We really enjoy seeing their sweet faces scrolling by on the Lyve Home, the app includes a feature called “Moments Past” which displays front and center on the main screen all the photos or videos from a specific day, week or month. The days are long but the years are short, sometimes we need to be reminded of our wonderful life events. Sometimes we just sit together and watch the photos flip through, it’s way better than a movie. It’s our life!
The Lyve Home is a 2 Terabyte smart storage drive securely and safely backs up all your photos and videos on an always connected drive that automatically syncs all new photos taken with your phone, tablet, etc. With the Lyve Home storing the original files securely, you can delete originals from your phone, freeing up valuable space on your phone while having access to the full resolution photos at any time on any device.

Giveaway Instructions: For the giveaway, download and try the Lyve app  
To qualify to win, they must do the following:
1. Download the Lyve app for your phone or tablet (iOS or Android)
2. Find a picture that evokes an emotional memory of friends/family
3. Share their feelings around the photo/app in the comments of this blog story!

Good luck and happy snapping!

Congratulations to Branson Merrill Ramblings From Utopia Lyve home giveaway winner, please email me your:


 Thank you to [Lyve] for sponsoring today’s post!