Heaven Got Another Angel

If you follow me on Facebook, you will know that my cousin passed away last evening. He was 31 years old and had Cystic Fibrosis. Matthew was a trooper. You never once heard him complain about his Cystic Fibrosis, and he really was one of the most funniest, happy people you'd ever meet. I loved talking sports with him (because he was a huge sports fan … [Read more...]

Fixing it up

This is the time of year that we make a list of all the things we would like to do to our house and to our yard. I know that we can't be the only ones who do this. For example, when I was painting the fence for Madison's First Communion (that was May 5th), I realized how bad our fence is. When we first moved here, we put a fence in that March (2006). … [Read more...]

Inspiration – #NSNation Update – Week 16

Four months.  Can you believe it?  I have been working the Nutrisystem program for 4 months now. I'll be honest, when I started this program, I didn't have a lot of faith in myself.  I have never known the correct way to diet.  My high school dieting involved eating as little as possible.  I did try in college some of the other weight loss programs out … [Read more...]

Macy’s Snow Globe Giveaway!

This giveaway is now over. The winner is Marilyn Wons. Congrats! For the fourth year in a row, Macy’s is partnering with The Make-A-Wish Foundation® and collecting letters to Santa. For every letter received, Macy’s will donate $1 to The Make-A-Wish Foundation®, up to $1 million. I have a cousin that has actually used The Make-A-Wish Foundation, so this … [Read more...]

Letter From Santa

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons Stores. The opinions and text are all mine. It is hard to believe, but it is that time of year again! With Christmas right around the corner, Jewel-Osco wants to help you this time of year even more magical. They are assisting in […]

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, […]