Discover Boating

With summer officially here, how are you spending your summer vacation. As you can see from my many posts, we have already taken our first official summer vacation by driving to New York. (Yes, there will be several more posts to come from that trip!). We also do a lot of camping in the summer too. We tent camp, so that is always an adventure in itself. … [Read more...]

Abbey’s Hope

Did you know that drowning is second only to car crashes as the leading cause of unintentional death among children. One of the hidden dangers is pool drains. Between the drains that are improperly maintained to those with faulty covers can kill, there are some steps you need to take: Avoid dangerous drains.  Before swimming, tie up your hair so that it … [Read more...]


At some point, every beachgoer has experienced trouble with the wind ripping away their beach towel or struggled with trying to hang that wet suit or beach towel up to dry on less-than ideal surfaces.  My inlaws have a pool, so we have this problem all the time.  Originally designed to hold your beach towel securely in place, either in the sand or on your … [Read more...]

10 Reasons Why Your Mom WILL Use Google+

Robert Scoble wrote a post about why your mom won't be using Google+.  If you read my post from last week, you know I've had the ability to play with Google+ for a bit now, and I have to disagree.  Why?  Well, I'm a mom.  And I use Google+. 1.  I love Circles.  The argument seems to be that non-geeks won't understand circles and won't use them.  I can … [Read more...]

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 […]

10 Reasons You Must Watch Jessica Jones #streamteam

I was going to write about what you should be watching today on Thanksgiving.  Instead, I’m going to tell you to binge watch Jessica Jones, because it is my new favorite guilty pleasure.  Jessica Jones is Netflix’s newest series, and it is absolutely amazing. They have done an awesome job with this unlikely superhero.  Here […]

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 […]