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2018 Honda Odyssey

December 13, 20172018 Honda Odyssey Elite

By: Melanie Droz Shawcroft Kid in a Candy Store One would think it would be difficult to bounce back to a 6th-grade teacher, wife, ...Read More

December 13, 20172017 Lexus RX 450h

By: Melanie Droz Shawcroft Weekend Warriors I felt so fortunate to have my only close friend still celebrating a birthday in her 20s come ...Read More

2017 Ford F-150 Exterior Red

By: Melanie Droz Shawcroft FRIENDSGIVING I finally participated in my first “Friendsgiving”. I have seen the trend all over social media in the past, ...Read More


by Cathy Droz, Founder – HER Certified If you know me, you know that 20 plus years in the auto business makes me a ...Read More

Sorento 2017

October 25, 20172017 Kia Sorento SXL AWD

by Cathy Droz, Founder – HER Certified Grandma Camp with KIA I started “Grandma Camp” when my oldest grandchild was 5 years old.  I ...Read More

Mazda CX5 Photo 10 17

by Cathy Droz, Founder – HER Certified Picture Perfect & American Girl Doll Safe When you have numerous grandchildren (9 to be exact) and ...Read More

Lexus LC500h Exterior

October 25, 20172018 Lexus LC 500h

by Cathy Droz, Founder – HER Certified Popular for a Week After test driving so many cars over the years, you would think I ...Read More

Lexus 2017 ES 350 10-17 full shot

October 25, 20172017 Lexus ES 350 Sedan

by Cathy Droz, Founder – HER Certified Check Out My Grille I test drive several Lexus vehicles every year, and I consider myself pretty ...Read More

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