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Roasted Strawberry Lemonade Recipe
Strawberry Cake Slow Cooker
Lucky Leaf, Chocolate, cheesecake pudding, strawberry pie filling, cool whip, frozen whipped topping, strawberries, red cake
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Pajar Boots made to keep you warm and dry!

Bye Bye Boots by Pajar

Note: This post is sponsored by Pajar, but all opinions are my own. Maybe you heard, but Chicago just had what felt like the longest winter ever. One thing I could have definitely used was boots. I have an old, cheap pair of  “moon boots” that have holes and are just downright ugly, not to […]

Food on your mind? Win $500 in free groceries!

Win $500 in groceries from Illinois Farm Families

Note: This post is sponsored by Illinois Food Families. All opinions are my own. Do you have questions for farmers? Do you wonder where your food is coming from or how it’s grown? Maybe you want to know more about living the life of a farmer. I know I’d like to visit a farm and […]

Foodie Friends- Join this Community!

Join a #Foodie Community

This is a sponsored post. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.   Do you consider yourself an influencer of all things food? Communispace and Ketchum want you for an exclusive online community where you’ll have the chance to impact major food brands.   Those who qualify will receive a $5 gift just for joining […]

Wordless Wednesday Hawaiian Flower Wedding Cake

Hawaiian Flower Wedding Cake

My friends got married last weekend and had an Island themed wedding, so I made them a Hawaiian Flower wedding cake. It’a a marble cake with real buttercream icing and gel hand painted flowers.

Blueberry Frozen Yogurt Recipe and Get a Brain Boost from Netflix

Blueberry Frozen Yogurt #StreamTeam

Just because school is out, it doesn’t mean your brain needs to take a perma-vacation! This month the theme for Netflix is Get a Brain Boost. I decided to make a recipe to go along with the theme that uses items that are good for your brain such as blueberries and yogurt. I made two […]

Stay Itch Free with Cortizone-10 and Make Your Own First Aid Kit

Stay Itch Free with Cortizone-10 #Cortizone10 #MC

Note: I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Cortizone-10. I received a product sample to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Growing up I had the worst time with mosquito bites; whenever I would get one, it would swell up bigger than […]

Hunted- Dragonlands 2 Book Review #ControlTheDragons

Hunted Dragonlands 2 Book #Review

Note: I received an eARC of this book. All opinions are my own. I’ve mentioned before how much I love the author Megg Jensen. I have read her entire Song of Eloh Series and I read her book Shucked first. My favorite series by her, so far, though, is Dragonlands. I love dragon books and […]

I saw Tim McGraw! #APMusicSeries

Tim McGraw #APMusicSeries

Note: Tickets provided to me by the Illinois Lottery who is hosting the Anything’s Possible Music Series (#APMusicSeries) this summer. All opinions are my own. Remember that time that I MET Tim McGraw? Last year he did a special lunch to thank the military through Operation Homefront. It was so amazing to meet him. He […]

Protect Your Identity with Lifelock


My husband and I have been working very hard lately at getting out of debt. We don’t want to do all this work to have someone else sweep in and mess up our credit all over again. He’s been wanting to join Lifelock for a very long time now so he can keep an eye on […]

French Onion Soup from The Hundred Foot Journey

French Onion Soup #Recipe #100FootJourney

The Hundred-Foot Journey arrives in theaters everywhere August 8. I really want to see this movie as a foodie. One of my favorite soups is French Onion Soup and I want to share with you the recipe for French Onion Soup from The Hundred Food Journey. Make sure to stay connected and go watch the […]

Baby Q 5 Months

Baby Q 5 Months

I can not believe that my baby is closing in on a half year old already! She has SUCH a personality and she’s such a great baby. Are you sick of me saying that month after month? Seriously, though, if every baby were like her, our world’s population would be even bigger! Just look at […]

Mango Lemonade Recipe

Homemade Mango Lemonade Recipe

One of my favorite things to drink is a mango smoothie. I was walking through the store and saw mangoes and thought about the strawberry lemonade recipe I featured and thought it would be great to substitute the strawberries with mangoes instead. I decided to make Mango Lemonade and the kids helped me out in […]

Homemade Cherry Ice Cream {National Dairy Month}

Homemade Cherry Ice Cream #DairyMonth

Note: This post is sponsored by Illinois Farm Families.  June is National Dairy Month and I realize it’s almost over, but who doesn’t want ice cream all summer long?! I want to first tell you a little about a family of Dairy Farmers from Illinois. Dale is a fifth generation farmer, and Linda is a […]

Five Ways to Make Broccoli Taste Good


Whether you like broccoli or not, there is no denying that it is one of the best super foods on Earth. Broccoli provides a large variety of health benefits, including better bone health, a healthier nervous system, and a more regulated digestive system. It also leads to a defense against free radicals, a boosted immune […]

Flowers After the Rain


I pulled out my 50mm lens to mess around with getting some pictures of my flowers and plants.  We have Day Lilies everywhere! There is definitely a lot of bright and yellow in front of our house right now!  We also have one plant of these Day Lilies. I wish we had more of them, […]