Parental Responsibility

People often wonder why kids are "so bad nowadays". I really do think some of it comes down to parenting. At both Madison's school and Will's school, I see kids coming out of cars with their coats not even zipped! Now, I live in Illinois where it has been hovering between 15-20 degrees all week. Not only are my kids zipped, they have hats, gloves, hoods … [Read more...]

Accutire Programmable Digital Tire Gauge Giveaway

This giveaway is now over. The winner is Sue E. Congrats! I will be the first to admit that I'm an idiot when it comes to cars.  I need things made super simple and easy.  The Accutire Programmable Digital Tire Gauge does just that. The Accutire Programmable Digital Tire Gauge allows even somebody like me to take their tire pressure and get an accurate … [Read more...]


If you easy want to spruce up a room, I highly recommend Artscape.  As you can see, we put two of these up recently.  Bill and I had both up in less than hour.  We put the Cars one up in Will's room and the Tinkerbell one in Madison's room.  As you can see, these can work on any windows. Artscape has many designs to pick from (so you don't have to pick … [Read more...]


For the last couple of weeks, we have been trying out a projector from Projector123.  Let's just say that it has been such a big hit in our house that Bill now wants to buy one. Can you guess the movie on the left?  It's Cars.  That picture is on one of my walls in the basement.  We didn't have any white walls to use, so that picture is on a blue wall.  It … [Read more...]

Hoorray! A new cooking app in time for the holidays and a $50 Giveaway Too!

Looking for an app that will help you to find and share recipes and connect with other food enthusiasts?  Hoorray is everything you need and more and is available through a free app download on Apple iTunes and the Google App Store. Hoorray was developed to get Americans excited about cooking in their own kitchens, […]

What are your #GameDayTraditions?

Are you ready for some football? I know I am! There are so many ways to get ready for football games. Now, in my house, we are a house divided. For those of you who don’t know, I am from Green Bay, Wisconsin. I currently live in the suburbs of Chicago here in Illinois. Now, […]

EZ Tofu Press Giveaway!

Calling all my tofu fans!  Firm and extra firm tofu is packed in water to keep it fresh. However, if you don’t remove the water, your tofu can be pretty plain.  By removing this water, the tofu can absorb the flavors of spices, marinade, or other foods. Tofu is often called a wonder food because […]