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...]

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 definitely 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 […]