Chicago Toy & Game Fair Giveaway!

My family and I love the Chicago Toy & Game Fair!  Here's my 10 ten reasons why you want to go: Where else can you try out games before you buy them? Where else can you get games before they even get into the stores? Where else can eat lunch with Star Wars characters? If you are a girl scout troop leader, you can find great craft ideas to do … [Read more...]

Money and Debt

Bill and I luck out. We've got a great credit score, and, I think, we manage our debt well. We actually hide money from ourselves for big purchases we need to make each year (homeowner's insurance, Catholic school tuition, etc). However, I do know that there are many people in this country who aren't as lucky as us. Through situations that are usually no … [Read more...]

Gutzy Gear Giveaway!

Gutzy Gear is a fresh new way to give kids and tweens’ backpacks a cool but affordable makeover and is quickly becoming the hottest new trend for kids age 5-12! In fact, Gutzy Gear was recently featured on The Today Show and in US Weekly as one of the must-have kids products for back-to-school!  Gutzy Gear gives kids the power to express their personal style, … [Read more...]

Doubting Thomas

I'm going to go somewhere on this blog that I really haven't before -- church.  As you all know, my daughter attends Catholic school.  Part of that deal is that we attend to church on Sundays (not that we didn't do that before.  However, I do have to admit that we go more now that she goes to school there).  I try not to go into too much religion here, … [Read more...]

Make the holidays feel warmer with SOL ALPACA

Oh, the weather outside is frightful here in Chicago. It feels like we went from barely fall to the deep depths of winter. Depending on where you live here in Illinois determines the amount of snow you got this last weekend. I got several inches, but further north got up to a foot! If you […]

Help With Asurion

This post was sponsored by Asurion as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. It is hard to believe that I’ll be shopping for Christmas at the end of this week.  (yes, I am one of those crazy black Friday shoppers!).  This is the time of year we buy our loved ones gadgets and […]

Samsung Galaxy Note5 #SprintMom

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for Sprint. I received product to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Want the perfect gift for under the tree this holiday season?  The Samsung Galaxy Note5 should definiately be on your list of gifts this […]

Put Your Heart Into It with Meg LaFauve and Kelsey Mann #GoodDinoEvent

If you want to talk to 2 people who love their jobs, you have to talk to Screenwriter Meg LaFauve and Story Supervisor Kelsey Mann. It is pretty amazing what goes into making a movie and talking to Meg LaFauve and Kelsey Mann brings us back to the beginning. They are there from the start […]