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The All New 2015 Toyota Sienna #SwaggerWagon

My dream car is the Toyota Sienna and I’m super excited about the all new 2015 model. I can’t wait to get my hands on it. I’m hoping to get a test drive opportunity so that I can share my thoughts with you! When we saw the Toyota Sienna at the auto show, my kids […]

Chicago Auto Show and Women Driving Excellence

You may have heard that the Chicago Auto Show was here and ended last Monday. I got the chance to visit the show twice thanks to Women Driving Excellence and Nissan. My friend Kris Cain took this picture of me and when I posted it on Facebook I got a lot of compliments. I was […]

Free Oreo Milkshake from Outback!

Starting today, Wednesday, July 24 at 7pm ET, you can visit www.outbackoffer.com through July 31st to claim a FREE OREO® Mini Milkshake® coupon **via a form fill site redeemable at Outback Steakhouse locations nationwide until August 7, 2013. If you’ve never had a Mini Milkshake®, you’re in for a treat! Mini Milkshakes® are made to order, with hand-scooped, creamy Blue Bell® Homemade Ice […]

Be Prepared for Back to School with Bright Star Labels

I can’t believe the kids go back to school in 24 days! Between now and then I have a conference to go to, cub scout training/camping for a weekend, sister’s-in-law baby shower, and a week at Wisconsin Dells. That’s a lot of stuff to do while getting ready for school. I just have to be […]

A Guide to Beautifying The Heart of Your Home

Is your kitchen the heart of your home? It is in my house. Whenever there is a party people gather in my kitchen to munch on food and talk. My kitchen isn’t as big or pretty as I’d like it to be, but I do try to keep it presentable for when I have guests […]

Six delicious foods that can destroy your kitchen

I love cooking in my kitchen, but clean up is something I always dread. If you’re not careful, though, you could come into problems with foods that will destroy your kitchen. I’m going to share with you the six foods that can destroy your kitchen counters and what to do about it. 1) Berries– Fresh […]

Unplug for Mother’s Day

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for MetLife. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.   My family is super important to me and Mother’s Day is one of my favorite days of the year. Unfortunately this year I’ll be out of town and not spending it with […]

Mohawk License to Spill Tour and Long Grove Chocolate Festival

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias®  and Mohawk Flooring #cbias #SocialFabric #licensetospill All opinions are my own. Last Saturday I took Monkey to the Long Grove Chocolate Festival to learn more about Mohawk flooring. […]

What do your kids snack on?

Do you ever buy a snack for your kids at the store only to find out they don’t like it? It’s frustrating to waste all that money! We’ve had that happen too many times in our household.  I was asked to tell you about Goodies Co. which is a company that sends you a box […]

Is your oven Easter ready? #EOSpringCleaning

I can’t believe that Easter is this weekend. Where did this year go?! Pretty soon it’ll be summer break, then vacation, back to school, and before we know it there will be snow on the ground again. Oh wait, that was 2 days ago. Happy Spring here in Chicago! Are you ready for Easter? I […]

The Fairy HobMother Visited Me!

My daughter will be so jealous!! I got a visit from a Fairy! The Fairy Hobmother has visited me from Appliances Online. Too bad he didn’t bring me a new oven. I just got a new fridge, so an oven is what I’d really like for my house! Maybe I’ll use my present from the […]

Divine Intervention Skinny Cow Divine Chocolate Candy Review #SkinnyDivine

As you know, I’ve been on a journey to lose weight since the beginning of the year. I’m already down 13 pounds. I can’t believe that! One of the things you tend to miss out on when dieting, is sweets. I needed a Divine intervention and when I found I could try Skinny Cow’s new […]

How have you handled cold and flu season?

It has been a rough cold season around here. It feels like every single cold and stomach flu that has gone around has hit our house. Poor Monkey is sick AGAIN! Each of the kids has gone through a round of bronchitis since going back to school and the two older kids have each had […]

Three Tips for Capturing Better Baby Photos

So many of my old friends are finally having babies and I just wanted to share tips on how to capture better baby pictures with them. Who knows, maybe sometime next year I’ll join them with a new baby. I can’t wait to meet all the new babies soon at a “reunion” dinner we’re having. […]

Weight Loss Log

As you may know, I’m starting a weight loss competition using Omron Fitness products. I knew I wanted to track a lot of things on my weight loss journey so I wanted to come up with a tracking sheet that would work for me. I looked around the internet and couldn’t find anything that tracked […]