Rug Doctor Review

I may not have a ton of carpet in my house. However, what I have for carpet isn't pretty. With Madison's first communion right around the corner, I rented a Rug Doctor. The above picture is my basement stairs. Gross, I know. Those stains ended up there when we did Will's first birthday. Will will be 5 in June. I've tried everything under the sun to remove … [Read more...]

Feeling Good About Shopping – #NSNation – Week 11 Update

When you are heavier, shopping is a nightmare.  The majority of my wardrobe was black clothes.  Why?  Because they don't make clothes if you are larger that are stylish and most of them have huge floral patterns that wouldn't look good on anyone!  Now, I still hate shopping, but it is soooo nice to walk into a store and actually find things on a rack. As … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday: Earrings

Madison has been begging for earrings since she was in kindergarden.  I told her she had to wait until she made her First Communion.  Well, guess what -- this year she makes her first communion.  I let her get them a little early (her communion isn't until May) in case we have an issues with them (which we haven't so far). Before: After: She … [Read more...]

The Dance Shop Inc. – Madison’s Birthday Party!

I am so excited. The kids and I booked Madison's birthday party last night (yes, I know her birthday isn't until January. However, I'm anal. I look to book things early. I mean I've already talked to the caterer for Madison's first communion which isn't until May. Yes, I know I am crazy). I have been trying to decide what to do for Madison's birthday. … [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, […]