Dear Olympians, It Is Okay To Cry

Something that I have seen a lot of this Olympics is the NBC commentators being, well, cruel, and it is driving me insane. Specifically, every time you say the woman (and I stress women) gymnasts cry, I heard them call it "diva" behavior. Really? Crying is being a "diva". I think not. Our American gymnasts are kids. Kids. If I was Jordyn Wieber, I would … [Read more...]

Hell Froze Over aka Why I Love My Hubby

NOTE:  If you are reading this by a feedreader this may be a duplicate post for you.  Hint of advice to everyone, don't write a post while you have DNS changes going on or it'll get eaten.  :) I know, interesting title.  But see, you have to know what the last week was like in my house.  Last weekend we were gone to a … [Read more...]

Wednesday’s Hero

Sgt. Steve Morin Jr. 34 years old from Arlington, Texas 111th Engineer Battalion, 36th Infantry Division, Texas Army National Guard September 28, 2005 From the time he finished high school, Sgt. Steve Morin Jr. made serving in the military his career. "He always stood up for what he thought was right," Gwendolyn Michelle Morin, his wife, said. "He was … [Read more...]

Additions and basements

While on vacation, we made some big decisions about the house. Bill is pretty sure we can't afford to go up (that and we don't want to go into a ton of debt trying to just get the shell and then there isn't enough cash left over to actually finish the thing). We do need the extra space (Will's bedroom is only 9x11 without a closet). However, we have an … [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 […]