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Campfire Family Art by uncommongoods

Note: I was given this campfire family art in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.  The longer I’m in my house, the more I realize I need to personalize it more. One of the things I want to add to our house is more art. I found this personalized campfire family art […]

Photo Blanket Review from Collage.com

Note: I received this blanket for review. I did not receive any compensation. All opinions are my own. I was asked to check out the Sherpa Blankets from Collage.com and make one for myself. We have no shortage of blankets around our house so I decided to make one for my brother-in-law and his fiance […]

Where’s Wenda Costume Review

Note: I received the costume in this post for review. I did not receive any compensation. All opinions are mine. I can’t believe it’s almost Halloween. Every year my husband and I go to one of his co-worker’s house for a Halloween party. Last year we dressed up as Marty McFly and Lorraine from Back […]

Montem Diadema Hiking Daypack

Note: I was asked to review this Daypack in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are mine. My family is a big scouting family and we do a lot of camping and hiking. Having gear to help keep myself organized on those trips is really helpful. I was really excited to have Montem products […]

Enjoy a Girls’ Night Out with Bridget Jones’s Baby

Looking for a hilarious girls’ night out? Look no further than Bridget Jones’s Baby. I got to see it before opening weekend and I had a great girl’s night out. I went with my friend and we were running late but made it JUST at the beginning of the movie. It was so nice to have some […]

Eat at Meatheads $25 Gift Card Giveaway

Note: I received lunch and some gift cards in exchange for my review but all opinions are my own. I got the chance to take my kids out to lunch at Meatheads recently and really enjoyed my experience. I got to learn about all the initiatives that Meatheads does in the community to raise up […]

Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2

Last month The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 was released on Digital HD and on Blu-ray Combo Pack/DVD. I really enjoyed reading the Hunger Games series and my husband and I have been following along on the movies as well. It’s been so long since I read the books that there were a few surprises for me […]

King of Maids Review and Giveaway

With a baby coming in 11 days, the last thing I want to think about is dusting the ceiling, ceiling fans, wiping down the cabinets in the kitchen, scrubbing the tub, etc. Of course I WANT my house clean, but bending, kneeling, squatting…. none of that sounds like something I could handle at this point! […]

Mitsubishi Outlander Review

A few months ago Charlie and I had a chance to review the Mitsubishi Outlander. Somehow the post was sitting in my draft folder, not published. I don’t know how that happened! Here are my thoughts on the Mitsubishi Outlander: My first thought when I saw the car is that it’s cute! I’ve never thought of a Mitsubishi […]

Door to Door Organics Review and Giveaway

Is buying organic important to your family? Do you live in the Chicago area? Door to Door Organics is for you! I am loving that I get a box of fresh, organic fruits and vegetables delivered to my front door every week. I also love our delivery driver! She is so sweet and friendly! There […]

Contigo West Loop Travel Mug Review and Giveaway

You may remember that I reviewed some Contigo Mugs a little over a year ago. This brand is my favorite on the go mug and water bottle. My sister’s-in-law family loved them so much that they went out and purchased one for each member of their family- that’s six kids and two adults! Contigo IS the […]

Frozen Songs Review and Giveaway

disclaimer: I received a copy of the soundtrack as a member of Entertainment New Media Network. All opinions are my own Ever since I took the kids to see the movie Frozen, they have been hooked on the music! We got the soundtrack for it back in December and Buddy will turn it on in […]

Disney on Ice Princesses and Heroes Review

Last week I took my family to see Disney on Ice Princesses and Heroes in Chicago. The tickets were given to me in exchange for this review. My kids still love Disney on Ice even though we’ve been several times. Even the boys really get into it, although I’m sure they’d tell you they are […]

Enhance your Homeschool Science with an Eitech Space Shuttle

This is our second week of homeschool and Buddy’s first section in Science is the solar system. What better to imagine going to space to see the stars than to pretend you are flying on a space shuttle. (Too bad our children can’t ever go on a shuttle to space.) I was given the chance […]

Stretch Your Cleaning with Viva Vantage

Full disclosure: this article is financially supported by Viva but all opinions are my own. I’ve used the same paper towel for a LONG time, because I like the fact that I can choose a size on it. I think I may have found my new favorite paper towel, though, in Viva® Vantage. I picked up […]