Driving Up The Value Of Your Home: How?

This is a guest post. For homeowners looking to sell their properties in the near future, the news continues to be glum for both buyers and sellers, although the latest report from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors suggests there might be a glimmer of hope.  They show a small majority of estate agents reporting a rise in new instructions to sell in … [Read more...]


You know, Toyota must be doing something right. Everyone I know has recently been heading out to their dealer lot (either local or to Toyota Corolla Virginia). Toyota has done something that it seems like our American dealers can't or won't -- give us cars with high gas mileage. My sister and her husband own a Prius and regularly get 50 miles to the gallon … [Read more...]

Sheryl Crow anyone?

I love when the artists that we know and love come up with new ways for us to enjoy their works. Sheryl Crow is the latest. Bill and I are both fans (yes, even though I do listen to Nine Inch Nails, I do like more mellow stuff like Sheryl Crow). I have lots of great memories of the summer of 1995 and her music (did I just date myself?). When I found out … [Read more...]

I Love Birthday Parties!

Madison was invited to a birthday party yesterday. It was held at the gymnastics center close to our house. Who wouldn't want ten 3-5 year olds running around? A bunch of us moms stayed and compared everything from jobs to husbands to anti-aging advice. That's not why I love this party though. It went from 4:30 - 6:30. We got home around 7. Madison did … [Read more...]

Data Done Right With Virgin Mobile!

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for Virgin Mobile USA which is one of Sprint’s prepaid brands. I received two Virgin Mobile smartphones to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Nowdays, everyone has a cell phone, and there are so many […]

Sprint Chicago Regional Event #MoveForward #SprintMom

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Sprint. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. I recently got to take part in a pretty awesome Sprint event. As a long time (like 10 year!) Sprint customer, I love the […]

10 Things You May Not Know About The Blue Man Group

Bill and I recently attended a Blue Man Group show here in Chicago.  It was one of the few times in my life that I wish we would have brought the kids, because they would have loved the show!  I didn’t know what to expect, and The Blue Men did not disappoint.  I have not […]

Adding Milk To Your Day & A Giveaway Too!

How do you incorporate milk into your busy lifestyle?  As you all know, milk is a great source of protein especially in growing bodies! An 8-ounce glass of milk has 8 grams of high-quality protein.  If you are using non-dairy milk, it may not be giving your kids as much protein as you think.  An […]